so i went to my city’s pride festival and parade today, and it really got me thinking.
i know a huge part of ace exclusionist rhetoric is that “lgbt shouldn’t be about how a person has sex!!” and that’s all well and fine (besides the blatantly incorrect definition of asexuality that usually follows). and they see it fit to kick out those identities and communities they think misrepresent the community in this way, and keep them from taking up precious space that could be dedicated to actual sexualities. good intentions.
and today i had a funny thought after watching the parade go by. because throughout the whole thing, among pretty much every LGBT identity being represented, i didn’t see a single asexual community float, banner, or even one flag throughout the whole thing. in fact i don’t think i saw any ace flags being worn or held during the festival like there were for all the other identities - i definitely saw more ally flags than that.
but you want to know who did have a float, a banner, representatives, and flags for sale everywhere in this LGBT Pride Parade and Festival?
the leather community.
anyways. glad we have our priorities straight.