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- Published on Saturday, 19 May 2012 13:23
- Written by Lara Landis
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A Huffington Post blogger recently asked if Asexuality was part of the queer umbrella. The author ignored the many debates Asexuals have had about this topic, and said that she hoped the answer was yes. A Friday poll posted on the same website asked a strange question that caused two groups with different outlooks to be associated with each other. The poll asked if Asexuals and polyamorists were part of the queer umbrella.
The poll itself is inherently flawed. Certainly some Aces and some people who are polyamorous identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender. Both groups are sexual minorities, and both groups face discrimination.
It seems, however, that the maker of this poll grouped them together rather than thinking about asking if the people taking the poll would consider each group separately. As the poll is worded, it suggests the person who made the poll thought that people are always members of both groups, rather than one or the other, as is usually the case. (This should not be mistaken for saying that there is no intersectionality between them).