Not just sexuality!

A new perspective for many LGBTQIA people in my generation and amongst many gay, lesbian and bisexual activists.

The Queerness

Stephanie Farnsworth discusses the conflation of sexual orientation with romantic orientation.


For a great number of people their sexual orientation does match their romantic orientation- but not always. The LGBTQ+ movement has managed to conflate sexual and romantic orientation through the decades and yet this risks leaving many people confused about where exactly they fit.

The LGBTQ+ movement has managed to conflate sexual and romantic orientation through the decades and yet this risks leaving many people confused about where exactly they fit.

The narrow definitions and conflation of identities have been so clearly shown by the treatment of aromantic and asexual people within the LGBTQ+ community. Aro and ace communities have been far better  at recognising different nuances of identities  than the wider LGBTQ movement. The grey scale is a term in itself which clearly shows the wonderful world of complicated and personal identities. It is an acceptance that there…

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