The importance of visibility

The Asexual Agenda

(Note: This is an expanded re-post from textualtidepool)

Well it’s funny to think about, you’ve got the gays marching for the right to be cocksucking homosexuals, and then you have the asexuals marching for the right to not do anything. Which is hilarious. Like, you didn’t need to march for that right. You just need to stay home, not do anything.  

– Dan Savage

I’ve been mulling over this comment, and the commentary of many other people, with regard to the inclusion of asexuality in queer and other support spaces for marginalized identities.

At first glance it strikes the average person as incredibly, well, reasonable.  It seems to make sense.  ”Why does there need to be an asexual section in the pride parade?  It’s not like anyone’s taking away their rights on the premise of their asexuality.”

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