On Fridays, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting. We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!
aceadmiral wrote about Crucial Comments and how to have productive community discussions.
bringonthepigeons wrote about a perceived difference between sexual and romantic attraction.
Mexican activists are suing Mexico’s health system for categorizing asexuality as a mental illness and supporting conversion therapy. Here’s an English translation of their announcement.
Midwest Aces (and Aros) Virtual Hangout is expanding to include aros and a second monthly meeting on a weeknight: Saturday August 7th and Tuesday August 17th.
The International Asexuality Conference is occurring online on August 14th and 15th.
Virtual Book Clubs
July – Of the Wild by E. Wambheim- Great Ace Club
July and August – Loveless by Alice Oseman – The Ace Space
August 8th – His Quiet Agent by Ada Maria Soto – New England Aces
August 20th – A Triad of Soulmates by Valerie Guempel – Aces NYC
August 21st – Finding Your Feet by Cass Lennox – Aces and Aros of the Mid-Atlantic
News & Outreach
Lily Herman wrote in Bustle about asexual romance books.
Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo was interviewed about coming out as demisexual and why that was important to her.
Screen Rant included asexual character Yelena Belova from Black Widow in a list of LGBT+ Marvel Characters.
High School student Keisha de Castro wrote an opinion piece “We need more asexual representation in the media” in Los Angeles Times High School Insider.
Angela Chen wrote in The Atlantic about the limits of Sex Positivity.