Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Ace Awareness Week at UEA
As you may have heard this week is asexual awareness week and this year UEA has decided to host events that are designed to teach people what being asexual means and help asexual students feel that their voices are being heard here at UEA. UEA:TV has made a video with some asexual students who talk about their personal experiences with identifying as asexual and how they have been accepted at university.
So what does ‘asexual’ mean?
There is a whole asexual spectrum that people fall into but the basic definition of an asexual person is someone who does not experience sexual attraction.
Many people make assumptions when they hear the word ‘asexual’ but here are some facts:
- Asexuality doesn’t mean someone can’t experience romantic attraction.
- Asexuality isn’t a gender identity.
- Asexuality isn’t a choice.
- Asexuality isn’t a fear of sex or relationships.
This year UEA has elected the first asexual LGBT+ representative for student caucus.
Eliott Simpson had this to say about the Ace Awareness Campaign ‘UEA is Ace’:
“This campaign has been incredibly important to me for allowing me to spread the voice of a community that has so often been overlooked and misinterpreted by society. To create such a celebratory event for a relatively unheard of sexual spectrum shall hopefully pave the path forward towards a more diverse and understanding social structure.”
So how do you get involved?
If you want to learn or find out more come along to one of the events being put on this week.