Sam – Asexual is Queer, although some seem to have a problem with that.
It’s Pride month. And for some, their idea of celebrating Pride is telling asexual folks that they can’t identify as queer. Nothing says “happy pride” quite like being pushed out of your own community, right?
I first came out as asexual to my close friends when I was about fifteen years old.
While friends excitedly shared their stories of making out underneath the bleachers, I had yet to feel even an iota of desire towards anyone. Everything I’d heard about “urges” in health class sounded made up to me. When I mentioned this in passing, my (very wonderful) best friend asked me if I’d read anything about asexuality.
What he told me made sense — I just didn’t want it to. I wanted to be like everyone else. What teenager doesn’t?
I felt like I was missing out on an important experience that I was supposed to be having. So…
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