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Should asexual people be included in the LGBTQ+ community?

Asexuality is a sexual orientation defined by a lack of sexual attraction to people of any sex (though there are many diverse ways to be asexual). Recently, there has been some online discussion about whether asexual people belong in the LGBTQ+ acronym and community.

Yes, asexual people be included in LGBTQ+

Asexual people face discrimination and alienation

Asexual people should be able to find community in a world which is hostile towards them.

Asexual people are not heterosexual, so are queer

The LGBTQ+ includes all people who are not heterosexual and cisgender. As they are not sexually attracted to the opposite gender, asexuals are queer - they experience sexuality differently.

No, asexual people should not be included in LGBTQ+

Asexual people are not systematically oppressed

Unlike homosexuality, it has never been illegal to be asexual or to abstain from sex. Other sexualities have had to fight for the right to their identities and relationships, but asexual people have not.

Asexuality is not real

Sexual attraction is a part of being human. It is impossible for any adult to not be attracted to anyone.
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This page was last edited on Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 at 21:05 UTC