People are always telling asexuals that we aren’t “oppressed enough” to be part of the LGBTQIA+. They then proceed to tell us these things, which disgusts me to the core. We may not have as much stress coming out or be murdered as often, but we still face discrimination. People have sexually assaulted us and sent us to conversion therapy just for not being sexually attracted to anybody. The community that is supposed to accept us because we’re different has turned the cold shoulder on us. We aren’t represented in the media, unless it’s as an emotionless being. We need to stand up and raise awareness about this, because it isn’t right. We are just as valid as any other sexuality.
I strive for a world where straights, gays, bis, pans, aces, aros, etc can stand together without discrimination or prejudice. Step by step, we can create a better world. We can remove the bigotry surrounding all of us. As a Christian myself, I deeply apologize for the discrimination that ‘members’ of my religious group have imposed on you. I hope you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive my family as well.
To close off, we should all be treated equally. We need to fight for this, because it won’t just come freely. Keep being yourselves. Thank you.