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My name is: Michelle, but most people call me Dark online.
My gender-pronouns are: They/them/their.
I am: 26 years old, a feminist, liberal, an atheist, an omnivore, and an ISFJ.
The Feminist: Intersectional, body positive, pro-choice, and sex positive.
My privileged identities include: Female assigned at birth (trans* privilege), white, able-bodied, allistic (?), dyadic, monogamous.
My non-privileged/oppressed identities include: Gender-fluid, fat, gray-a, neuroatypical, and gay.
I have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder.
I like: Pets & animals, animal welfare, pet care & pet care education, ~*SCIENCE!*~, anatomy & physiology, roleplaying, anime/manga, computer & video games, rock & metal music.
Asexual Awareness Week made a post on Facebook today asking, “Are asexuals queer?”
Is this really still a question that people insist on debating? I don’t give a shit whether asexuality is queer or not. The only things I desire with respect to asexuality are greater and more diverse visibility efforts (e.g. more aces who are not white cis heteroromantic/aromantic aces) and for lifelong lack of sexual attraction by itself not to be considered pathological. I also think that it’s very good that the Trevor Project has decided to accept calls from ace-spectrum people in crisis and to make an effort toward being affirming toward asexual identification.
Whether or not asexuality is queer does not affect any of those things. It is unquestionable that asexuality is atypical or uncommon, but asexuality doesn’t need to be established as queer or not in order to fight invalidation of asexual identity.
The queer community seems to be, itself, divided on the definition of “queer,” as well. I don’t think the question will be settled until they decide what the word means.