So I’ve seen some tumblr conflict going on over whether the idea of separate romantic & sexual orientations promotes homophobia (don’t ask; I’m not going to link anything because I can barely remove my palm from my face long enough to type this) and in response… I’ve seen people saying that the idea of romantic orientation was created by ACES for only ACES to use and NO ONE ELSE, and, uh.
- I support allos having access to that model if it’s useful to them, which it can be, and
- Is that even true? I vaguely remember being told that the concept — then called “affectional orientation” — actually originated in the bisexual community.
Anyone have any more information on the exact origins?