What is going on?
Everything on that blog is really convoluted.
A troll? A real person? With real opinions?
I have no idea, and honestly enough I don’t want to know - I just blocked them straight off because there is shit I do not need to see.
4. Do you identify as a part of the queer community? What communities do you identify with?
As you might have guessed from me repeatedly referring to myself as queer in the answers to the previous questions, the answer here is YES! *g* I used to be more vehement about not identifying as part of LGBT, just if there was a Q or an A, but I’ve had some amazing experiences with my university LGBT society, so I’ve been easing on that - although it still grates that there is no letter for me it’s a bit of a semantic argument, and I’ve seen so-called “queer” communities that were extraordinarily asexual-hostile and plain LGBT ones that were very ace-friendly. However, I really don’t identify as L, G or B in the slightest… if you force me to identify as one of the big three sexualities I’ll generally pick L as the closest, but that’s “closest” in roughly the same sense as that if you’re trying to get to Berlin and you end up on Saturn that’s still closer than being on Pluto - technically true, but for all practical purposes you’re still stranded in the outer reaches of the solar system.
I’m also nonbinary/genderqueer (not quite decided on which one as there seems to be Stuff and History and Connotations I am missing) and consider myself sort of hovering on the fringes of the trans community, and sort of go back and forth between identifying as trans, identifying as trans* only with the asterisk or not identifying as either trans or cis (I don’t generally consider identifying as cis, except sometimes I have these panic-filled conversations with Sciatrix in which I go “but what if I’m cis and appropriating? What if I’m a cis w… w… w-word?!” when I discover that I can’t actually bear to call myself ‘woman’ even in an if clause anymore. :/). The thing is that I have relatively few problems going by my assigned gender; it makes me somewhat uncomfortable and I think I prefer other pronouns if possible, but I don’t have nearly the problems a lot other trans people have and the chances of me ever actually socially transitioning are pretty low. As a result, it seems sort of appropriating to call myself trans when I face comparitively few of the issues and my experience is still a lot like a cis person’s in many ways. At the same time, I don’t know how much of this is internalised “I’m not trans enough” bullshit (especially considering things like, you know, I *cannot* socially transition to my gender because no one bloody realises it exists), I’ve had some really great and welcoming experiences in trans spaces (my LGBT society’s trans evening and the transyadas come to mind) and I do notice that there are commonalities we share that just aren’t there with cis people. And it is nice to be able to sit back and talk about the genderstuff!
Whiiich all has comparatively little to do with asexuality but hey, LGBT has a T in it too!