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  • It’s International Asexuality Day!
  • It’s International Asexuality Day!

    ALBANY PRIDE is proud to celebrate the first observance of International Asexuality Day!

    6th April, 2021

    Today marks the first International Asexuality Day!

    The aim of the day is to provide advocacy, celebration, education and solidarity about asexuality and the other identities under the asexual (“ace”) umbrella, such as demisexuality and grey asexuality.

    This year, the IAD is hoping to highlight the work that the international Ace Community.

    Asexuality, put simply, is the lack of sexual attraction towards others (but not necessarily a lack of romantic attraction); but asexuality covers a spectrum and range of identities on an asexual spectrum.

    IDENTITIES & TERMINOLOGY

    ASEXUAL:
    an individual who experiences little or no sexual attraction towards others.

    DEMISEXUAL:
    an individual who does not experience sexual attraction until a deep emotional bond is formed.

    ACEFLUX:
    an individual whose sexuality fluctuates between being asexual or allosexual (non-asexual).

    GREYSEXUAL (or GREY ASEXUAL, GREY-ACE):
    an individual who is somewhere between being asexual and allosexual.

    LITHOSEXUAL/AKOISEXUAL:
    an individual who experiences sexual attraction, but does not want the attraction to be reciprocated.

    FRAYSEXUAL:
    an individual whose sexual attraction towards someone fades or disappears once a romantic attraction is formed.

    RECIPROSEXUAL:
    an individual does not experience attraction until they’re aware somebody is attracted to them first.

    AROMANTIC:
    an individual who experiences little or no romantic attraction towards others (but may not necessarily be asexual).

    ALLOSEXUAL:
    an individual who is not asexual.

    ALLOROMANTIC:
    an individual who is not aromantic.

    ACE:
    a slang term for asexual.

    ACE OF HEARTS:
    somebody who is asexual, but alloromantic.

    ACE OF SPADES, AROACE:
    somebody who is both asexual and aromantic.