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English citations of ace

Adjective: "(slang) asexual"[edit]

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  • 2009, Anneli Rufus, "Asexuals at the Pride Parade", Psychology Today, 22 June 2009:
    "Some people who identify as ace fall under the GLBT umbrella while many others do not. Members of the queer movement have reached out to asexuals to include them in their community. The acronym for this has now become GLBTQA (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and asexual)."
  • 2010, Amy Ebersole, "Asexuality, not to be confused with celibacy", The Daily Aztec (San Diego State University), 25 January 2010:
    “I was 14 when I first realized I had no interest in sex,” Jed Strohm, a happily satisfied, romantic asexual from upstate New York, said. “I identified as ace (asexual) and the group leader said I was too attractive.”
  • 2010, "Asexuality 101", Honi Soit (University of Sydney), 6 October 2010, page 4:
    Some ace people experience arousal, some don't.
  • 2011, Helen Havlak, "I'd Rather Eat Cake: Exploring Asexuality, An Under-The-Radar But Increasingly Outspoken Sexual Orientation", Kitsch (Cornell University), Spring 2011, page 15:
    “Some of the asexuals I know that do date choose to stay within ace-minded communities for that reason, in that it’s kind of awkward to go on the first date and say, ‘Oh, by the way…’ But some of the people I know are very blunt about it, and it works for them.”
  • 2013, Andrea Garcia-Vargas, "Ourselves, our sex, our choices", The Eye, 28 March 2013:
    “If you identify as ace [asexual] and you just don’t feel like having sex, then for me, sex-positive means, ‘That’s great! It’s fantastic you don’t want to have sex!’” says McGown.

Noun: "(slang) a person who identifies as asexual"[edit]

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  • 2012, Tasmin Prichard, "Freedom from Desire: Some Notes on Asexuality", Salient (Victoria University of Wellington), 23 July 2012, page 20:
    Asexuals are programmed differently, like anybody else on the LGBTQXYZ spectrum, but difference is cool! Difference is perhaps the best part of being queer. Own it, aces!
  • 2013, Lee Jasperse, "Life Above The Belt: Living As Asexy", Outwrite, Winter 2013, page 11:
    “I feel like I am part of a marginalized community as a queer, trans ace [slang for asexual],” said Lee, a first year bioengineering student at University of Washington, who is starting a club for asexuals on their campus.
  • 2013 March 7, W.T.S. [username], “Re: Catholic Church power slowly fading.. [URL]”, in alt.recovery.catholicism, Usenet[1]:
    For one thing, despite everything, including STDs at a time when there was no cure, it hasn't worked yet. Not even Cardinals, and probably Popes, can make it work. It's a worthless method except for the 1% of humans who are "Aces" (asexual) due to a genetic absence of a certain gene.
  • 2013, Leigh Miller, "(A)Sexual Healing", Jerk (Syracuse University), Volume XII, Issue V, April 2013, page 23:
    Negativity toward asexuality can make emerging aces fear that something is wrong with them.
  • 2013, Anonymous, "The 'A' in LGBT", Counterpoint (Wellesley College), Volume 35, Issue 1, September 2013, page 9:
    When I first determined that I was an aromantic “ace,” I was admittedly a little sad.
  • 2014, Emma Ianni, "New Group to Bring Awareness Of C. U. Asexual Community", The Cornell Daily Sun (Cornell University), Volume 130, Number 81, 4 February 2014, page 1:
    G. F. said she came up with the idea of creating an asexual group last semester, when she was struggling with the way being an ace was affecting her personal life.