when making ace characters/headcanons please remember:
not liking romance =/= being ace
not liking sex =/= being ace
ace =/= cishet
ace = no sexual attraction
“lol their sexuality is pizza” fuck you
but seriously ace people are not obsessed with food
some ace people like sex. some are just neutral. some are sex-repulsed. it’s not a unanimous thing.
“I think this character is ace” “but they’re gay!” yeah what’s your fuckin point
being ace =/= not gay
don’t infantilize ace people. being ace doesn’t make someone uwu pure
it’s okay to headcanon kids as ace. it’s not like you’re not allowed to be ace until you hit a certain age. If I had more information about what being ace was when I was a kid, I have no doubt I would have been calling myself ace way earlier.
however: your reasoning for headcanoning a kid as ace shouldn’t be because they’re not having/interested in sex. Well, yeah, duh. Of course they aren’t. They’re a kid.
that ‘reblog if you’re an ace-positive exclusionist who supports aces but just doesn’t think they’re lgbt!!’ post is really fucking cute because like.
at least 8-10 ish people with ‘aphobe’ or 'aphobic’ in their url (as in, 'person who hates ace people’) have reblogged it and claimed to be 'ace positive’.
NUMEROUS people who i’ve seen posting hate, discourse, or triggering messages in the 'ace positivity’ tag (a non discourse tag that’s literally just there to make ace people feel good about themselves) have reblogged it and claimed to be 'ace positive’.
dogsanddiscourse, aka the person who made the 'hurting an ace’s feelings is so easy it’s hilarious’ post, has reblogged it and claimed to be 'ace positive’.
this is why performative activism is useless. just saying 'oh but i support you!! you’re all valid you’re just not lgbt uwu uwu!!’ means absolutely nothing when your day-to-day actions are directly dedicated to making ace people (including lgbt ace people) as miserable as possible. don’t claim to be 'ace positive’ if you actively dedicate yourself to hurting ace people for kicks.
Toronto Pride told Toronto Police they’re no longer welcome to march in Pride in their uniforms or as an institution (eg a police float), but they’re welcome to join in as civilians. The reason for this is the history and continued oppression of LGBT people by the police, particularly PoC. Many Pride attendees feel unsafe or uncomfortable by the high police presence at Pride in recent years.
Toronto Police is now demanding the city pull all funding to Pride ($260,000 worth) until Pride becomes “inclusive” again.
This is what happens when LGBT people try to keep their oppressors out of their spaces. This is why organizations like GLAAD have to accept cishet aces. Because otherwise we have to deal with the backlash of a temper tantrum by cishet people who should have never been allowed in the space to begin with, and lose our resources as a result. This is why I take ace discourse seriously.
You know, Ace Attorney has some really fuckin’ weird merch. Like, there’s all the normal stuff like figurines and cell straps and keychains and DS/3DS accessories and all that, but then there’s stuff like