Inspired by a conversation I had recently…
Here is a short list of things we need people to do more than create yet another circulatory ace tumblr, advice blog, or whimsical asexuality 101 infographic:
- facilitate transportation services for unmarried elderly people without nearby supportive family
- start a small cafe, bakery, dry bar, bookshop, or other hangout to serve as a nonalcoholic, nonsexualized community space, potentially catered to aces
- organize material resources for aces in need of housing
- create and publicize a list or database of LGBT+ youth shelters that say they’ll accept disowned ace youth
- gather detailed, credible advice on surviving abusive parents and homelessness and include it as part of the standard parcel of “ace resources”
- volunteer for The List or another RFAS project
- pool money for ace survivors’ STI testing, rape kits, hospital bills, etc.
- draft a curriculum for educating health providers on competent care for asexual patients, either in the form of a standalone series of lectures or in a form that can be adapted to be included in an existing training program
- write a thorough ace-targeted guide to the technicalities of the legal adoption process in the absence of marriage, by singles or jointly by nonromantic/qp partners
- organize an asexual umbrella co-op???
- or anything, really, anything