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- Published on Monday, 02 July 2012 18:24
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Asexuals have marched in pride parades for several years, but one large city had a dismal turnout. The Toronto Pride Parade only had a few members of AVEN marching. Members of the Asexual community do not agree on whether they belong to the LGBT community or not. The lack of attendance at the Toronto parade may not be attributable to arguments within the community, however.
Many people who identify as Asexual are still in their teenage or college years. (David Jay, Swankivy and the owner of this site are exceptions to this rule). The problem may simply be that Asexuals who are willing to come out online may not be ready to come out in public. If the average age of the community is people who are still in their teenage and college years, they may not have the funds or the permission to attend such events.
This year’s event in Toronto may be an exception rather than the rule. There are well-attended pride events in other parts of the world. The AVEN contingent at Toronto may have been small, but people identifying as Asexual is still relatively new. A little patience might got along way.
And the Toronto Dyke March explicitly welcomed asexual women this year.
The bisexual group that marched behind the asexual group was even smaller than the asexual group--because bisexual people are everywhere at Pride, and not just in the little ghetto.
The asexual marching group was small because so many aces are outside the asexual ghetto. This isn't a bad thing-- acceptance is good-- but it does make visibility more difficult.
Pride Toronto didn't have any asexual stickers (even though they had "str8" sticers). But one of the community organisations attending, YouthLine, had asexual buttons, and they gave away very many of them!