Is asexuality considered to be in the LGBTQ community?
Last Updated: 04/18/2020 at 3:20am
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Yes! Asexuality is definitely included in the LGBT community seeing as they are not heterosexual. Even if they are heteroromantic, they are definitely still in the community as they do not feel sexual attraction. For the person who said that it is not in the LGBT community as they do not feel same sex attraction, neither do some trans* people, but they are included. Neither do some polysexual people, but they are included. Neither do some bisexual people as bi can sometimes just mean any two genders to some people, but they are also still included. You do not need to experience same sex attraction to be in the LGBT community. Saying something like that is actually quite ignorant, and just contributes to asexual erasure in the LGBT community. In short, it is definitely included no matter how many acephobes tell you differently. :)
Yes. Anyone who is not heteroromantic, not heterosexual, not cis-gendered, and/or is intersex is welcome in the community, despite was some particular people seem to insist. You belong here, and you always will.
asexuality is a sexual orientation however it doesn't fall under the category of LGBTQ because it doesn't involve attraction to the same sexual orientation
Yes, it is. The LGBTQ community includes LGGBDTQQIPP2SA (lesbian, gay, gray-asexual, bisexual, demisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, polysexual, pansexual, two-spirit, asexual) and even that is missing some. There's also a whole set of labels for romantic attractions, and countless gender identities. Basically, the lgbtq community intends to include anyone outside of binary heteronormative gender identities and sexual orientations. However, in many contexts, "the lgbtq* community" really just means the LGB community.
Ofcourse! An extension of LGBTQ is LGBTQIA with the A standing for Asexual! Any sexuality/gender orientation that isn't considered a 'default' comes under LGBTQ+ :)
It undoubtedly is. In fact, a more full version of the acronym is LGBTQA+, with the A standing for asexual (as well as aromantic and agender). There are people who deny that asexuality is included, but if you as an asexual person feel a connection to the community, no one has a right to gatekeep your presence in the LGBT+ community.
Obviously! LGBTQ as it's called here has many names actually including QUILTBAG and LGBTQQAA which include Asexuality. Just because it may be lacking in title here doesn't mean it isn't included by those involved in the community and welcomed.
Definitely! if you are not Heterosexual,not hetero-romantic and/or not cisgender you are part of the LGBTQ+ community! Asexuality is welcomed in the community. The full abbreviation extends longer than simply "LGBTQ+" it even goes up to "LGBTQQIP2SAA"
Of course! We accept every sexuality. Asexuals are just as important a everyone else. Your sexuality is valid!
If we're going to be very technical it depends on which LGBTQ you're referring to. As LGBTQ can stand for "L"esbian, "G"ay, "B"isexual, "T"ransgender, "Q"ueer/"Q"uestioning, in which case it's not a part of it. These days people using LGBTQ often actually mean LGBTTTQQIAA ("L"esbian, "G"ay, "B"isexual, "T"ransgender, "T"ranssexual, "T"wo-spirited, "Q"ueer, "Q"uestioning, "I"ntersex, "A"sexual, "A"lly) when they refer to the LGBTQ community though, in which case asexuality most certainly is a direct "member" of the community. All the acronyms and lists aside, I'd say yes. Asexuality is a part of the LGBTQ community most used these days.
Yes it a sexual that some people find works for them and it makes them feel special and it just the way they think
Yes. LGBTQ is the short form of LGBTQIAP: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex, asexual and pansexual. The LGBTQ+ community is meant to include all the marginalized sexual orientations and identities
It most certainly is! Of course, there will always be ace-erasure, same as there is bi-erasure, but we are most certainly part of the LGBTQ community. Anyone who is not straight *and* cisgender *at the same time* belongs in the LGBTQA+ community.
Yes! LGBTQIA+ (the plus is for a lot of sexualities and orientations that if all were given a main letter it would turn into LGBTQIAAADP etc etc, so LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQA, LGBTQIA+ are all umbrella terms for basically anything that is considered to differ for the "norm" or "cisgender heteroromantic heterosexuals." While that may come across at times as being exclusive to that group of people, it's important to understand that it's less trying to be exclusive as trying to be inclusive and binding people together who experience similar struggles and invalidations. Everyone is free to learn more about the LGBTQ community and to join with them either as a part of or as an ally to create a peaceful and equality-based future.
Ab-So-Lutely! :) Asexuals are the "A" in LGBTQIA (although they share the letter with aromantics and people who identify as agender). Asexuals are as much a part of the LGBT community as everyone else! There is some element of "gatekeeping" out there, and there are some people who feel that asexuals do not belong, but they absolutely do. Don't let anyone tell you different! :)
I believe many people find that a sexuality is part of the LGTBQ community because it isn't considered the "traditional norm", but I believe that it should be your decision as to where it belongs. However, the LGTBQ community is quite supportive and will welcome you with loving arms if you decide to come and visit us! *hugs*
Some people may have different opinions on this but I would say yes! Really anyone who isn't cis and/or straight is a part of the community
I would consider asexuality to be within the LGBTQ+ community because it is a sexual orientation that is not heterosexual.
Yes, definitely. It's in the extension of LGBT - LGBTQIA, etc
It is, there is lots of things considered part of the LGBTQ+ community. The letters extend beyond the commong LGBTQ, that's why most add the plus afterwards to include Allys, Asexuals, Pansexuals, Demisexuasl, and all the others.
Yes, actually after the Q in LGBTQ is LGBTQIA. The A stands for both asexual and ally:)
Yes, of course! I'm asexual myself, and there's different shades of it, too. There's no reason for it not to be included. It's not heterosexual, so it definitely should be considered a part.
Personally, I say yes but everyone you ask will have a different answer. I consider the A in LGBT+ for asexuals, aromantics, agender.
Yes, it is. It is actually LGBTQIAA community and one of the A stands for Asexual where the other A stands for Ally.
Yes, although asexuals are not historically oppressed, they qualify because they don't fit the "norm" (heterosexual, cisgender) that society has placed.
Yes! The full acronym is LGBTQIA, A standing for asexual, agender, or aromantic! :)
Yes. LGBTQ+ is for people who are not straight so anybody that is not straight is considered to be in the LGBTQ+ category
Yes. Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality. Because it is different from just being straight and sexual, it is usually considered to be in the LBGTQ.
Yes, the "A" in LGBTQIA+ stands for Asexual, not ally
Yes. Sometimes the community is referred to as the LGBTQIA+ community where the A stands for asexuality. If you are not attracted to someone of the opposite gender sexually, you are a part of the community. Those who identify their gender as the sex they were born as and are attracted to those of the opposite gender ONLY sexually are not a part of the community. You are a part of this family and we love you so much! Never feel like you don't belong here because we love you just the way you are. There are so many asexuals and all of them should feel valid and a part of this wonderful community :)
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