when i first learned abt aro gays and aro lesbians (2-3 yrs ago) i was like “that’s not possible there’s no way there’s actually anyone who identifies as that” but then it was Me….
Look I’m not even saying I want to be in a romantic relationship with someone okay? All I want is to be able to tell if I genuinely like someone or if I’m aromantic and should just move on with my life. OR if I’m just a big old saphhic enby and I should just start going after girls. Either way, I’m tired. Please figure yourself out, thx ♡
The meat body you inhabit
So I realized that the reason I freaked out at my first boyfriend asking me out is because I genuinely didn’t have romantic feelings for him yet.
At the time I had convinced myself that what I was feeling was romantic and I was “just confused”.
I was definitely confused but not in the way I thought lol
[ID: The Owl House cauldron meme. Luz, labelled “me”, reaches for a cauldron, labelled “a world where it isn’t seen as weird to plan your life around friendship instead of romance”, that Eda, labelled “amatonormativity”, is holding out of Luz’s reach. End ID]
LGBT People: *make a community for themselves*
Cishets: And you didn’t invite me?
Some homophobes/transphobes/queerphobes don’t dislike lgbtq+ people because they are haters without any emphaty or stupid pricks
Sometimes their first interaction with a queer person gave them a twisted/blurry vision. Because their parents are homophobes, they had never heard of it before and are kinda afraid of the unknow, someone else explained it the wrong way, because they aren’t educated enough…
My point isn’t queerphobes have an exuse to hate, dehumanize or kill people in the lgbtq+ community
I’m saying: Educate them. Show them what the community really is about. Show them the history queer people. Show them it’s normal. Show them that a lesbian is much more than the gender she is attracted to. Show them lacking the need to be in a romantic/sexual relationship isn’t the end of the world. Show them transgender people do not have to be cis-passing to ‘fit in’. Tell them gay men aren’t weak and 'too feminine’. Tell them it’s okay for someone to dress as the opposite gender. Tell them pronouns are a personal choice and they must be respected. Tell them you decide what your body looks like.
Please tell them, because if you wont, they will spiral down into more hate. And homophobia, transphobia and queerphobia will keep existing.
Educate them even if they’re stuburn. Education is the key.
“You just haven’t met ~The One~”
OK people. There are TWO different types of attraction. Not one. There is romantic and sexual. If you are aromantic then your romantic attraction to someone is probably low. If your asexual, then your sexual attraction is probably low. This doesn’t mean that everyone fits to these. Some ace people might have a really low amount of attraction and some might just have a tiny bit less than what’s “normal”. Same with aro people. I tend to see that people are trying to make ace and Aro the same thing. They are not. We need to make sure that we know that attraction isn’t one single thing. You might look at someone you just met and think they are hot. That’s sexual attraction. You can think your girlfriend or boyfriend is very romantic when they buy you flowers. That’s romantic attraction! Thinking someone is cute or sexy isn’t the same as thinking someone is very romantic and feeling warm when you talk to them.
Aroflux Kimi (Tokyo Ghoul)
[ID: Tokyo Ghoul manga panels featuring Kimi with tumblr posts edited onto them. Each tumblr post has an aroflux red border around it.
i don’t want a relationship i want someone who i’ve known long enough to be able to platonically cuddle with them without it being weird
Milie from Stormtouched is aromantic asexual!
Some queer chevrons as aro + aro-spec combo flags!
From top to bottom:
Left: Non-sam aro, aroace, aroflux, lithromantic, demiromantic
Right: Aroallo, aromid, greyromantic, quoiromantic, frayromantic
Feel free to use!
I WANNA THROW A PARTY!!!!! THE FCKING POPE HIMSELF SAID HE’S PRO GAY MARRIAGE!!! WE DID IT!!!!!!
Sadly I couldn’t cheer cause I was with my homofobic parents and I’m not out to anyone yet, but if you find this spread the word and let people know that being gay isn’t a bad thing for the Pope. Hope this make someone’s day better.