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Nightengale Needles has FIVE NEW Pride flags available!

Just in time for Christmas shipping, we’re proud to announce the availability of the Lesbian, Polysexual/Polyromantic, Greysexual/Gray-Ace, Demigirl, and Demiboy pride flags for our customizable Pride Pal Monster plushes and Mini Pride Hearts!

Our 22 styles of pride hearts are made from ultra soft printed minky that you just have to touch to believe. Get one to show your love and support for family and friends before our Christmas shipping deadlines, or treat yourself to a little something this holiday season.

***We also offer a special Stealth heart, the design of which will never be shown on the internet, for those that are currently stuck in an unsafe situation. If you buy or are gifted one of these hearts, and you later find yourself living in safety, just contact us online or at-con and we’ll exchange your stealth heart for your flag of choice with no extra cost to you***

All this and more available on our Etsy!

Um. 

I’m going to come out here, because I feel like it needs to be said to someone before I go crazy. I’ve kind of said it in passing before, but I’m going to say it officially. 

I’m heteroromantic gray ace. 

…That actually made me feel so much better. Wow. Okay. So, basically this means for me that I usually don’t experience sexual attraction. Usually I’m pretty sex-repulsed, honestly. For the longest time sex completely grossed me out. I didn’t want any part of it, ever. But I still fell in love, and I still felt romantically attracted to others. I didn’t realize that there was a such a thing as asexuality yet, or that romantic attraction was different than sexual attraction. I just figured I’d feel it with my “One” or whatever. Or maybe I’d grow into it or something. It wasn’t a big deal to me.  

Flash forward to high school, when I know there’s something different in how I’m attracted to people than how others seem to be attracted to people. I learn about sexualities in more than a theoretical sense. Now I actually know people who identify as gay, lesbian, bi, trans, ace, and others. And I start wondering if that might be me. 

Let me also add here that I am a virgin. I have yet to kiss someone, so I don’t know if I would enjoy that or not. But I know I like cuddling. I like holding hands. I like forehead kisses and nose kisses and cheek kisses. I like hugs. I like physical contact. But any sort of sexual contact feels weird. 

Sometimes I go through a weird time where I’m kind of horny or something and sex doesn’t sound that bad. I read a little smut and it doesn’t freak me out. I don’t know what’s up with that, it just kind of happens sometimes. But the other 85% of the time sex is not my thing. At all. 

I don’t know if I have the right words to describe this. I’m just glad to know I’m not the only one who feels this way. 

I’m not sure if it’s really something worth coming out about, but I felt like I had to tell someone, and you guys have always been super supportive. I love every last one of you, and I hope you have a lovely night. 

Do you ever go to your fridge because you’re hungry, but once you open it you just stare inside and want none of it? You open your pantry but still nothing appeals to you. Maybe someone even comes and suggests something, and even though you don’t know what you want, you still know that everything they said isn’t right. So you just stand around confused and hungry for no reason.

That’s what it’s like to be an asexual with a sex drive.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES

THIS IS A MOMENTOUS OCCASION IN UNITED STATES HISTORY.

However, stop calling it a homosexual victory.

This is not only a victory for gay and lesbian couples,

This is for ALL same-sex couples.

Be you bisexual, pansexual, demisexual, asexual, grey-ace, polysexual, transgender, non-binary, or homosexual~

LOVE IS LOVE

And we are finally free.

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Hey, we’re in the middle of Asexual Awareness Week, and it’s time to roll out some new items, including a new iteration on this shirt: Gray-A and Demi Pride!

Grab These today at Look Human! (1|2|3|4)

Now you and your friends can go out in sweet matching shirts as you go forth and fight crime! Or at least hetero-normative societal expectations. Hot damn!

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Rock on, queer warriors.

You know what I love? Seeing a picture of a male/female couple (or a couple that’s received as such) in pride gear and then seeing comments screeching about how it should be a picture of a “real gay couple.” Because multisexual, asexual, aromantic, transgender and countless other people don’t exist in the movement and aren’t allowed to celebrate pride, apparently.

Love the constant reminder from my community that I don’t count. Love it.