A Life

A weekly podcast about asexuality

A Life #29: Asexuality and LGBTQ(A?)

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Do asexuals belong in the LGBTQ movement? This is what we dig into on this episode of A Life, using personal and other examples.

Links:
The 70’s article
Michale’s PDF
The Comic

Poll:
Do you think asexuals belong in the LGBT group?

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August 17, 2010 - Posted by | Podcast

3 Comments »

  1. Faggot, you crazy Americans, does not mean cigarette. It’s a stick. Fag is a cigarette. Both of which can be used to refer to a homosexual man. Offensive…? Well, we have our British humour but it depends on how you say it and what your intent is, etc.
    Michaeld is said Michael D not MichaelD, as funny as it was to hear his name that way.

    Umm… Feedback… I like the show. I can’t say anything else. You pretty much say everything on a topic I think that needs to be said, so congrats for being able to cover lots of things. *applaudes*

    Comment by Jicragg | August 17, 2010

  2. Hey guys! This was my first time hearing about ‘A Life ‘ thanks to the asexuality community on Livejournal (boy am I out of the loop; I really out to check out HPoA more often).
    I loved the show! You really covered a lot and it was great to hear both sides of such an argument.

    I personally believe that Asexuals are queer by definition because we are not hetero-normative. Simple as that. 🙂

    I anticipate tuning in to your next show; keep it up guys!!

    Comment by Nano | August 20, 2010

  3. I only found this podcast (and indeed only really ‘explored’ the asexuality community) in the last 3 weeks or so. I’m glad I had yours and the Unscrewed and Illuminated podcasts to listen to, as they helped time pass at work and were very interesting and entertaining. I’m not normally a commenting-type person, but I think you guys definitely need to know that you’re being listened to and appreciated. I’ll try to comment if I have a particularly strong reaction to the topic. I don’t have too much to say about this week’s podcast though, as I don’t care one way or the other if we’re in the LGBT club.

    The only other thing I really have to say is, for future shows I’d love there to be more discussion about Aromantics. Obviously, I’m interested because I am aromantic. From a cursory observation, though, it seems that while more aromantic people tend to be asexual (that we know of), more asexual people are still romantic. So there’s not as much discussion as maybe there could be.

    I think of being aromantic as a totally separate, just-as-important if not MORE important aspect of myself as asexuality is. I mean, people who are in relationships can go through life without having sex, and casual friends and family may never know about it. It probably is more common than we think. But if you don’t have a partner by the time you’re 25 (or even younger), you are Weird, Troubled, and possibly have mental issues. Or so people probably think. That’s the vibe I get from them anyway. I guess people get confused over both the lack of sex and companionship.

    Anyway, I look foward to your next podcast. And I totally agree with you on the ‘obsessed about a fandom/music/whatever’ for a week or two. It took me about 3 or 4 months to stop about Doctor Who. This realization of asexuality is also kind of like that. I think it a week or so it won’t be so new and I’ll think of it less often. But I’ll still keep checking in on your podcasts!

    Comment by Kelly | August 21, 2010


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