Monday, May 21, 2012

HuPo Poll on Polyamory and Asexuality

A poll at asked, "Should Groups Like Asexuals and the Polyamorous Be Included Under the Queer Umbrella?"

Our question this week was inspired by a recent HuffPost Gay Voices blog entitled "Does Asexuality Fall Under the Queer Umbrella?" by Allison Hope.
In the blog Hope writes:

Although asexuality denotes the absence of sexuality, potentially differentiating it from the more visible sexual minorities (at least in terms of society's commonly held beliefs about them), in recent years the queer umbrella has extended to include not just sexual orientations but gender identities, as well, and could very well embrace another enclave. If you look at the religious root of homophobia, the belief that what cannot procreate is evil, and consider that asexuals by definition are not in the business of making babies, then you might agree that in that respect alone they could easily hop on the queer bandwagon.
I say any consensual sexuality, sexual orientation, or gender identity that is persecuted, discriminated against, criminalized, or presented as not being the norm or dominant (so to speak) should be included under "queer." We need to stand up for the rights of all adults to be who they are and love the consenting adults they love.
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1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, the results were fairly even Keith, but there was still more of a leaning toward yes, so that's good hope ^^
    I voted yes, of course ^^


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