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The International Asexuality Conference

The International Asexuality Conference

Unlike celibacy, which is a choice not to have sex, asexuality is a sexual orientation defined as the lack of sexual attraction. With a growing community over the last 10-15 years, discussions of asexuality have provided fertile ground for developing new concepts and language related to sexual and gender diversity, many of which overlap and intersect with discussions taking place in the wider LGBTTIQQ2SA community.

This one-day conference will include:
- talks by leading asexual activists and educators such as David Jay, the founder of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, and Sara Beth Brooks, the founder of Asexual Awareness Week
- panel discussions on topics such as the history of asexuality, and the latest in asexual research
- smaller group workshops led by participants.

Further we will be holding our very first full press conference with questions answered by leading asexual activists and educators. Participants will also have the chance to talk to members of the press if they wish and share their stories with a wider audience.

Asexuality has made significant representations in the wider LGBTTIQQ2SA community in recent years; for example leading asexual activists have held presentations at Creating Change for the past 3 years. Members of our community (including the organizer of the current event) are attending the WorldPride Human Rights conference in Toronto 2014, and are presenting on the subject of asexuality.

We aim to provide a completely comfortable and safe environment for all of our guests. We are very big on consent and self-determination, and our event will reflect that in every practical way. We will be filming all the main sessions, but we will make provisions so that only people who consent will ever appear on camera.

For more information and to register, please go to: Registration

If you are interested press, or have any questions, you are encouraged to contact wp2014@asexuality.org

Free event (limited seating), lunch and cake will be provided!

• All ages welcome
• Free to attend event
• Accessible space
• ASL may be requested

Event Date: July 4, 2015
Event Start Time: 9:00 AM
Event Location: Rogers Communications Centre 80 Gould St, Toronto
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