mhypomnemata

mhypomnemata:

As some of you know, I’m the organizer for this awesome group of asexual spectrum folks in New England (New England Asexuals.) This June 14th we will be marching in the Boston Pride Parade and tabling at the Pride Festival for the first time! If you’d like to show your support, please donate and/or march with us as an ally!

Donate or attend the Ace contingent at Boston Pride!

avenpt
avenpt:

pungeon-mistress:

File under: Things I did not expect in this month’s Cosmopolitan, but I am quite impressed by. Now if they could write a little more about it that would be great.
(Also if someone who was asexual could actually confirm this is an appropriate and nice response, because I’m assuming it is.)

Asexuality in an issues of the Cosmopolitan

avenpt:

pungeon-mistress:

File under: Things I did not expect in this month’s Cosmopolitan, but I am quite impressed by. Now if they could write a little more about it that would be great.

(Also if someone who was asexual could actually confirm this is an appropriate and nice response, because I’m assuming it is.)

Asexuality in an issues of the Cosmopolitan

avenpt

The International Asexuality conference, 28 June 2014

awp2014:

This is the official announcement for the International Asexuality conference on 28 June 2014 at Ryerson University. Our conference is a now a WorldPride affiliate event, and details can be found on their website.

You can now register for the conference here!

WHERE?
It will take place in the heart of Downtown Toronto, at the Rogers Communications centre, which is part of Ryerson university.

WHEN?
The conference is a one day event on 28 June, and registration will open at 9am. We expect the first talks and panels to start at about 10am, and the conference will close at 7pm, after which we will hopefully all go for a meal!

HOW MUCH?
It is entirely free!

WHO IS INVITED?
The conference is open to all groups: asexuals, gray-As, demisexuals and our friends and allies - as well as interested members of the public and press. All we ask is that everyone behave respectfully and appropriately.

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
This one day conference will include:
- talks by leading asexual activists and educators such as David Jay
- panel discussions
- participant led workshops
- (possible) a screening of the (A)sexual movie if there’s demand.

Further we will be holding our very first full press conference with questions answered by leading asexual activists and by community members in the audience. Participants will also have the chance to talk to members of the press if they wish and share their stories with a wider audience.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Please make a post here, or send an email to wp2014@asexuality.org. If you register for the conference, we will send you updates by email.

neutrois

neutrois:

Hi! I’m Micah and I run Neutrois Nonsense across many platforms.

Take this quick survey to help me get a sense of who my audience is and how my online work can best serve you.

Reposting this for those who didn’t see it.

Thanks for all of your feedback, it’s been super encouraging to read it!

projectqueer

[W]e live in a sexually liberal society, not a liberated one. A truly liberated society is one where sex is value-neutral and not having sex is just as acceptable as having a lot of it.

The fact that asexuals are considered weird, sick, abnormal, mentally ill, repressed, etc is a bold indicator that we are not living in a sexually liberated society but in a liberalized one.

tipsfortransfolks
knowhomo:

Happy holidays, everyone! It’s that time of year to be spent with our families or chosen families, and even those of us in warmer places are secretly dreaming of viewing our cities under blankets of snow.
As I navigate my own time in my hometown, I am constantly reminded that the holidays are also a time that can exacerbate depression or anxiety among LGBTQ* people. We all know that navigating the family can be a challenge, whether you are in or out of the closet. 
For tips on surviving the holidays (and quite possibly enjoying them!), grab a mug of hot cider and check out these sources:
This Awesome Post by Ryan Sallans (geared for those under the non-binary section of the umbrella, but helpful for all of us nonetheless).
 Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by the fierce Kate Bornstein (her sass and blunt honesty about the realities of depression are an invaluable resource).
This Heartfelt Article by Spectra about surviving the holidays as a Queer Person of Color, and the potential for garnering empathy through the holiday gift of media.
These Helpful Tips from PFLAG about how to create a safe and happy environment for yourself and your family members.
This Fabulous Video from ClosetsRforClothes (run by Jeremy, a self-professed gay atheist) about celebrating the holidays regardless of religion.
This List of simple tips from Stephen Brewer on how to diffuse tense situations or arguments with family.
Remember These Messages of Hope from Your Holiday Mom if you need a pep talk.
 The December Project, a phone resource from trans* activists Jennifer Finney Boylan, Mara Keisling, Helen Boyd, and Dylan Scholinski. Their pledge to you: “If you feel low this December, and need someone to talk to, contact us, and we’ll call you on the phone.  Period.”
Good luck, be safe, and above all:
Keep On, Keeping On!
<3 Ruth Elizabeth

knowhomo:

Happy holidays, everyone! It’s that time of year to be spent with our families or chosen families, and even those of us in warmer places are secretly dreaming of viewing our cities under blankets of snow.

As I navigate my own time in my hometown, I am constantly reminded that the holidays are also a time that can exacerbate depression or anxiety among LGBTQ* people. We all know that navigating the family can be a challenge, whether you are in or out of the closet. 

For tips on surviving the holidays (and quite possibly enjoying them!), grab a mug of hot cider and check out these sources:

  1. This Awesome Post by Ryan Sallans (geared for those under the non-binary section of the umbrella, but helpful for all of us nonetheless).
  2.  Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by the fierce Kate Bornstein (her sass and blunt honesty about the realities of depression are an invaluable resource).
  3. This Heartfelt Article by Spectra about surviving the holidays as a Queer Person of Color, and the potential for garnering empathy through the holiday gift of media.
  4. These Helpful Tips from PFLAG about how to create a safe and happy environment for yourself and your family members.
  5. This Fabulous Video from ClosetsRforClothes (run by Jeremy, a self-professed gay atheist) about celebrating the holidays regardless of religion.
  6. This List of simple tips from Stephen Brewer on how to diffuse tense situations or arguments with family.
  7. Remember These Messages of Hope from Your Holiday Mom if you need a pep talk.
  8.  The December Project, a phone resource from trans* activists Jennifer Finney Boylan, Mara Keisling, Helen Boyd, and Dylan Scholinski. Their pledge to you: “If you feel low this December, and need someone to talk to, contact us, and we’ll call you on the phone.  Period.”

Good luck, be safe, and above all:

Keep On, Keeping On!

<3 Ruth Elizabeth

boxersandbinders
boxersandbinders:

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a bill that makes it illegal for someone to be fired because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer. Without ENDA people like beloved Professor Dumbledore are at risk of being fired not because they are bad at their jobs but because someone is simply uncomfortable with who they are. Support ENDA, contact your House Representative today!Boxers and Binders: an FTM Story

boxersandbinders:

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a bill that makes it illegal for someone to be fired because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer. Without ENDA people like beloved Professor Dumbledore are at risk of being fired not because they are bad at their jobs but because someone is simply uncomfortable with who they are. 
Support ENDA, contact your House Representative today!
Boxers and Binders: an FTM Story

Tell me about the Transcending Boundaries Conference.

Transcending Boundaries Conference (TBC) is a weekend long event where we discuss issues around gender, sex, sexuality and relationships, specifically those that don’t fit into conventional categories. The focus of the conference is our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, asexual, polyamorous and kinky persons, and those who prefer not to use labels, as well as allies, families and partners. All, however, are welcome to attend the event, regardless of identity or experience. The event includes workshops, discussions and presentations from professionals, community members and activists from across the country.   Friday and Saturday evenings include social activities and entertainment such as icebreakers, a possible pool party, and a dance.  Saturday afternoon (or possibly evening this year) includes the plenary meal and keynote address, where everyone gathers in community to share a meal. The 2014 conference is scheduled to take place from April 4th to 6th near Hartford, CT at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport. Registration is now open. 

Click here to register for TBC 2014.

sarabethbrooks

sarabethbrooks:

thesylverlining:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.
Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

Oh no, oh no, cutest explanation ever, and very good. ;A; Very good Tiny Dinosaur! 

Happy asexual awareness, listen to the dinosaur!