"What do you have to be afraid of when you're ace?"
-being called broken
-“you just have to try it with the right person :)” (the same EXACT thing so many other queer people are subjected to)
-being denied access to queer exclusive resources when aces are also faced with some of the same threats that other queers are (being kicked out/abused by parents/guardians, for example)
-being denied a queer identity even though asexual =/= aromantic, and asexual =/= cis
-being denied support and community when COUNTLESS asexuals are ace due to trauma
-and i think among the most important is being excluded and invalidated by a community that touts itself as inclusive and supportive
look at any kind of queer history. lesbians had to rally to be included in the “gay agenda”. then trans people followed suit, demanding to be part of the queer community. more recently, intersex and others have been making their mark and making their voices heard today. some of the top queer voices and communities in our society officially use the acronym LGBTQIA+.
do not fight against your largest allies: eachother. band together to end discrimination instead of creating more among yourselves.