ASEXUally: On Being an Ally to the Asexual Community

@article{Pinto2014ASEXUallyOB,
  title={ASEXUally: On Being an Ally to the Asexual Community},
  author={Stacy A. Pinto},
  journal={Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={331 - 343}
}
  • Stacy A. Pinto
  • Published 2 October 2014
  • Psychology
  • Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
The development of allies is crucial to the asexual population. The asexual community is among the most under- researched and poorly understood sexual minority populations. Through discussion of basic information on asexuality, the distinction between asexuality and a diagnosable disorder, and ways that other identities intersect with asexuality, this article offers a foundation and model for asexual ally development. Based on the information presented, recommendations for counselor and… 

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