COMMUNITY FLAGS: ACE/Asexual

Asexuality is an orientation included in the LGBTQIA+ community and is often under-discussed. It is described by the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) as, “When a person does not experience sexual attraction – they are not drawn to people sexually and do not desire to act upon attraction to others in a sexual way. Unlike celibacy, which is a choice to abstain from sexual activity, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who we are, just like other sexual orientations.” Asexuality often operates on a spectrum, and there are various types of asexuality that one may or may not experience. Some of this spectrum of Asexuality to Allosexuality is reflected in the colors of the flag: Black for Asexuality, Gray for Graysexual and Demisexual, White for Sexuality/Allosexuals, and Purple for Community. The Asexual flag that we know and use most commonly became popularized after a general vote on the AVEN forums in August of 2010, designed by a user named standup just over a decade ago. It has since become recognized as the official flag of Asexuality. To learn more about asexuality, please visit asexuality.org.