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The San Francisco Human Resource Commission LGBT advisory committee released a report on invisibility in the bisexual community, which can be found here. The full report addresses the lack of services for Bisexuals and the treatment Bisexual people receive at the hands of both the LGBT community and the rest of society.
The full report mentions Asexuals only one time, and it is a reference to a legal action taking by the Christian Legal Society at Hastings College of Law in California, but the full document contains phrases and conditions that Asexuals will find familiar. A person could insert the word Asexual into the document in many places without altering the meaning of the text significantly. This does not mean that every passage applies to Asexuals, but on the whole, the document, at least for this author, showed why Asexuals should support LGBT colleges.
Bisexuals, specifically, face erasure. Bisexual people face disbelief from gays and lesbians who believe bisexuality is just a phase, and mistrust from straight people. Asexuals experience, in general, disbelief from everyone. Both groups are marginalized.
However, there is one key difference between Bisexuals in the LGBT movement and Asexuals. Bisexuals are in invisible majority in the Queer Alphabet. Asexuals are an invisible minority in the same alphabet, if they get mentioned at all. (Administrator's Note: The LGBT issues section name will be changed shortly). Both groups can and should work together to change public perceptions.