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- Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 20:36
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The Metro recently suggested AVEN and a small handful of websites gave a voice to the Asexual community. It did not give any indication to what those websites outside of AVEN were. The text suggested that AVEN alone gave a voice to the Asexual community.
The reporter for the Metro may not have done enough research, or they may have only heard of Asexuality because of the events at Worldpride 2012. Other sites, including the social networking site, Tumblr, have given an Asexual a voice. In fact, AVEN was not even the first place that provided a gathering place. There has not been a single voice for Asexuals since AVEN grew out of the Yahoo group Haven for the Human Amoeba.
Perhaps the Metro reporter was unaware of the thriving community of Asexuals on Tumblr. It may have just been hard for the writer to understand, but it is more likely that the people the journalist for the Metro spoke to did not use the popular microblogging site.
The reporter may have only interviewed one person or done a few quick web searches. Tumblr hashtags do not always show up well in the Google search engine results. Even without the microblogging site, he could have acknowledged the existence of the LiveJournal community and many active Youtube vloggers.