From the inbox #634

“Okay, my and my friend traveled up state for Pride (we have a local one as well) and we were super excited. I knew the previous year at my local pride fest they had quite a bit of ace representation, so since this one is in a bigger and more populated area, that there would be plenty of flags and such. Man, was it disappointing. There only one or two tents with anything ace besides a flag. I found a lighter and a dog tag. Nothing else. I was just wondering if anyone else feels like aces aren’t really represented during Pride?”

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From the inbox #630

“I know June is Pride Month and I was curious does anyone else feel uncomfortable about partaking in it? I don’t feel part of the LGBT community even when the A is included. I’m sure others feel the same way and wanted to hear what you all have to say”

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From the inbox 624

“Hi, got a question for the community I’m finally going to Pride, and I’m looking to buy some Ace shirts- but for most of the online shops I’ve seen, I can’t tell if I’m going to be giving my money to the original creator/someone who’s actually LGBTA+… any advice? Also, any idea on where to buy asexual or aromantic flags? ty ^^”

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From the inbox 606

“I wanted to ask if you(and the community) could help me out with a pressend for my girl friend.

I’m bi, and my girlfriend is ace. So offiously I bought 14 decks of cards, of which I only took the aces.
And what I wanted to do is to put ace ,pride, jokes, quotes, and cute mesages of my own.

(So for my final question)
Can you and the community help me with ace: quotes, pride, and jokes to put on the back of ace playing card??

Ow and ace puns ofcourse

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From the inbox 605

“Hello! I am graduating college in May, and I get to decorate my cap. I am considering doing something related to ace pride. Any ideas for words/images? I especially like flowers and calligraphy, design-wise.”

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From the inbox #511

“I went to Midsumma (the start of Pride in Victoria, Australia) today and was saddened to see absolutely no Ace representation at all. Most booths had the LGBTI acronym up but no A, and those that mentioned the A had it as standing for Ally. I did a couple of surveys too, and Asexual was not listed as an orientation. I’ve been left feeling alone and outcast on one of the few days of the year I should feel included. Any cheering up messages would be welcome right now 😞

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From the inbox #389

“I just visited my local Pride organization (Boise PrideFest) and was sad to see that they mention Allies not once but twice as the A in LGBTQA (and yes, their I is left out). I feel like I should say something but 1) I’m not active in the community, and 2) I don’t want to start a fight.
I was wondering if any other Boise aces were more involved and their thoughts?”

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From the inbox #280

“I’ve identified as asexual for a few years now, and I am slowly becoming more comfortable with and proud of my orientation. I’ve come out to very few people so far though (aside from people I have met through ace-related communities). I want to come out to more friends, but I’m scared of ruining the friendship. I already lost a close friend of mine last year because after I came out to him he proceeded to tell me that it was just because I wasn’t experienced enough, and he offered to “do things” with me to prove whether I was really asexual. Needless to say, that made me super uncomfortable and I was unable to salvage that relationship. I have two close female friends I’d like to come out to someday…I hope they’d accept me, but they can also be kind of judgmental of other people, and I’m scared they’d like me less or think I was weird if I came out to them. I don’t even know if they know that asexuality exists…Last time I spent time with them, I actually had an ace flag pin on my purse the whole time, and I was prepared to tell them what it was if they asked, but they didn’t. I’ve known these women since freshman year of college (we graduated a few years ago, so we’ve been friends for a while) and they’re some of the few friends I have, so I don’t want to mess anything up! Any advice?”

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From the inbox #279

“I didn’t actually label myself asexual (apathetic about sex with no drive, not repulsed or opposed to sex) until about 20 (22 now). It was a confusing process. And it took at least a few months after that to label myself as panromantic asexual. I have a very supportive boyfriend and friends.

But I’ve had a very back and forth relationship with my sexuality. By that I mean going from very proud of it all the way to googling how to change myself and how I feel. It’s nice to be this way, my sexuality. But sometimes it’s also not. And I’m wondering if anyone else deals with these polarizing feelings and what coping methods they have for dealing with them.”

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From the inbox #256

“I was at columbus pride walking along the parade with the ace flag as a cape. My friend beside me wearing the bi flag. I heard from behind me someone in the parade say WE SEE YOU! It felt good that we were acknowledged.”

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