Well I'll also say this. But if there was a worst orientation to be, asexual probably would be it. If you're asexual then 99% of the dating pool you're probably going to be automatically excluded from. It's probably almost always going to be a no deal if you say your an ace because almost all people want sex stuff in relationships. At least if you're sexual, no matter what that sexual orientation is, then it means that that part isn't a deal breaker to the compatible other gender/orientation. Asexual is a tiny tiny tiny percentage of a population. It's only about 1%, so it's like finding a needle in a haystack trying to find ANOTHER asexual to have a relation with. Hell, I'd swap being bi for ace because then you've got like twice the opportunity. You can go with males and females. How great that must be that you've got TWICE as much choice than only liking one group. Why bi would be stigmatized in the past I have no idea. BUT Ace? It's nobody unless it's another ace.
People never assume you're ace if you're single for too long. They just think you're gay. (Not that anyone has to me personally but I know that's what they think.)Lol. That's stupid they jump to that conclusion but that goes to show how little being ace is recognised.
It's also very frustrating orientation. You feel like you're missing out and you can't really do much about it. You "think" you should be meeting and banging people but then the desire or motivation isn't there but you still feel you should be doing it. If any orientation wants to cement your future being single and bored, then asexual is probably the "best" one for that.
And by the way, just how included is asexuality in the LGBT community? Is it disregarded? I've read that it's disregarded sometimes. Asexuality isn't called "the invisible orientation" for nothing.
My dad assumed I was asexual after watching a TV show with a character who was lol, he's never assumed I'm gay. (And I've had multiple relationships.)
I don't consider myself asexual though because it doesn't seem specific enough and I'm presumably less sexual because I'm paraphilic + dysphoria + the voyeuristic thing.
Plus according to that system I'd be more greysexual anyway. Though asexual makes sense when you want to get people off your back or if you have no sexual fantasies at all, and it's true I don't find most people sexually attractive, most of the time.
If LGBT decides to actively exclude a minority group (even more minority than they are) because they arbitrarily decide they don't belong or don't "fit in" then they are doing so in nothing more merely based on a social construct somewhat arbitrarily. To exclude them to the rain outside is to reject them based on part of what makes up part of their identity. I'd say that's bigoted and smacks of oppression. That'd make an LGBT group no better than a group of homophobes. You couldn't get more hypocritical than that if you tried.
And asexuality is NOT NOT a choice of conscious abstinence. Asexuals can be the target of ANY bigot who refuses to accept that they are"normal" . Didn't you know asexuals can be subjected to "corrective" rape?
It's true that asexuals are sometimes included and sometimes not, but you should know that no group of people gets along fully with any other group of people under that umbrella. And these days a lot of people don't feel welcome.
I was going to list some of the more popular disputes but honestly just watch this video for the tip of the iceberg:
edit: linked the wrong video before https://@www.youtube.com/watch?v=utW1ItcMeJw
Then in addition it's not a group for all
sexual minorities, they're very clear on this because a lot of people believe in this idea that if they're too accepting society will collapse (and that includes LGBT people,) and they all have a different line of where that's at lol...