I realized I am probably asexual a few days ago because of awareness week, and since then I’ve been trying to find a (non-online) community to get involved with because I’m feeling really alone at this point. I live in one of the most liberal cities in the US, but there are not any groups that I’ve found that even mention asexuality. I’ve been involved with LGBTQ groups for years as an ally. I knew that I wasn’t homosexual, but I’ve always felt… different. I am friends with people that run said groups in my area, but I don’t feel comfortable asking them about asexuality since I’m not “out”. I want to join the LGBTQ group at my university, but their website says nothing about asexuality and I don’t want to have to explain it to them (at this point, since I’m still confused and trying to figure everything out, I don’t want to have to put myself through something like this yet).
I’m just really upset that there is so little information and communities dedicated to asexuality, or that at least mention it. I’ve been trying to find info in books about being LGBTQ and just about sex, but there is very little. I even read in a (LGBTQ) book at the library, “If you think you’re asexual, you might want to contact a medical professional or psychologist because you may have experienced childhood trauma.” It really frustrated me and made me feel even more isolated.
Warning: the following video is a very offensive interview by “The View”, an American talk show. The ladies that are interviewing David Jay (AVEN founder) are extremely offensive and their attitudes and many of their statements are completely uncalled for and rude. Watch at your own risk.
This is an amazing poem about transgender youth. The only thing I don’t like about this is that the title says “transgendered“, which is a very offensive term for many transgender people.