Afternoon InqueeryDiscriminationSex & Sexuality

AI: To queer or not to queer

Recently comics artist Erika Moen published a (NSFW) comic in English and French about experiences she’s had through identifying as queer. Her sexual identity has gone through several significant changes in her life, as documented in this (also NSFW!) edition of her autobiographical webcomic, DAR! (the whole comic is definitely …

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GayHistory

Alan Turing: computing pioneer, codebreaker, gay icon

Today, the 23rd of May, marks exactly one month until the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Events have been going on, and will continue to go on, through the whole of this year to celebrate the milestone. You may have seen that next month’s Skepchick Book Club book will be …

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AsexualityComing Out

Coming Out Stories: Tiptoeing Out Of The Closet

Coming out as asexual can be a complicated affair. All our lives we're told the options for sexuality are "straight," "gay" or "lying" – maybe "bisexual" too, if we're taught by enlightened people. Asexuality rarely gets acknowledged outside of the internet and queer circles, and even those environments often treat …

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AsexualitySex & Sexuality

13 Myths and Misconceptions About Asexual People: Part Two

This post is the second part of two – the first part was posted on Tuesday. 6. You hate people having sex – you must be scared or think you're above them. The vast majority of asexual people do not hate sex. In fact, a lot of us are very …

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AsexualitySex & Sexuality

13 Myths and Misconceptions About Asexual People: Part One

For my first post at Queereka, I thought I’d explain a bit about what asexuality is, and what it isn’t, by addressing some common misconceptions. First off, a definition: at its most fundamental level, asexuality is the absence of sexual attraction. (The term also appears in biology, but we’ll be …

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