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Asexuals Among Us appeared in the Advocate yesterday. Bering’s essay originally appeared in Scientific American in 2009. What surprised everyone is that no one knew about the publication of it in book form until it appeared in The Advocate and on Amazon.com.
The version that appears in the LGBT publication repeats the mistakes that the original article did, despite improvements to the grammar and the wording of the original article. What no one knows and what many people are speculating about is why the article appeared in such a publication in the first place.
AVEN, Asexual Awareness Week and other organizations work on gaining visibility. Having such an article appear in a major, if not exactly mainstream publication furthers this goal. No one, except the publishers of the book and the editors seem to know why they chose to reprint the article in the Advocate. They might have thought that putting the article in The Advocate was the best way to get publication for the book, or the decision to publish such an article may be an indication of a change in the way LGBT leaders think about Asexuals in general.
A reader may wonder why speculate about it at all at this point. Even if the article is wrong on a few major points, it is visibility. The rest of Why is the Penis Shaped Like That touches on many different issues. The choice of the Advocate may mean that there is a growing trend for Asexuals to be accepted as part of the LGBT community.