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Last night, the other ace at my campus LGBTQA group and I were sitting around and chatting, and we discussed the idea of approaching the officers of the group and offering to do a talk on asexuality sometime during Asexual Awareness Week. Trouble is, neither of us have ever been involved in an offline discussion like that.

Thoughts on how to set this up? Suggestions on what to be prepared for? If we do do this, we'll probably be addressing a medium-to-small group of mostly LGBT-identified people, some of whom I think have some very basic exposure to asexuality but almost none of whom have ever heard of it. Has anyone done something like this before?

Also, have spent most of my day working on the 101 resource [personal profile] kaz and SlightlyMetaphysical and I keep starting up, because we need one. Agh.

Date: 2011-09-25 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] veerserif
Well, I've not got enough ideas for an entire week, but I guess the general 101 + posters + anecdotes route can't really go very wrong. I personally think that anecdotes and examples really help people relate to whatever point you're trying to make; when I'm discussing LGBT+ issues with friends who haven't heard much about it, it's usually the stories that get the point across. If you're up for it, maybe wear some kind of identifying label? You might have to ward off insults, though :/

Personally I haven't done awareness work on a really big scale, so you should probably take everything I say with a large chunk of salt.

Also, if you'd like, I'd love to help with the 101 resource. I've been trying to make my own for the benefit of my friends, anyhow.

Date: 2011-09-25 07:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morethanx
My first thought was using the asexual bingo card to point out common (bad) responses, and why they are wrong. Also, I like veerserif's idea of using anecdotes.

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