Ace of Hearts

Ace of Hearts

In the first exhibit of its kind, OutMuseum features shorts and podcasts that seek to normalize the spectrum of relationships ace folks may navigate. Beyond Todd Chavez and Yolanda Buenaventura in Bojack Horseman, Florence in Sex Education, and the many asexual- or aromantic-coded characters in media, a character definitively labeled as asexual and outwardly living their life demonstrates to ace and non-ace folks alike that asexuality does not infer a "lack" of anything. Guest curated by Josslyn Glenn.

Stay tuned for more elements to roll into the exhibit over the next six weeks, including the filmed panel In Conversation with Ace Filmmakers & Allies: A Roundtable Discussion and additional Podcast Discussions with enlightening and entertaining conversation.

Chen, Angela. What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex.
Przybylo, Ela. Asexual Erotics: Intimate Readings of Compulsory Sexuality.
(Edited by) Cerankowski, KJ; Milks, Megan. Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives.
(Edited by) Carrigan, Mark; Gupta, Kristina; Morrison, Todd G. Asexuality and Sexual Normativity: An Anthology.
Cacchioni, Thea. Big Pharma, Women, and the Labour of Love.
(Edited by) Rothblum, Esther D.; Brehony, Kathleen A. Boston Marriages: Romantic But Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians.
Kahan, Benjamin. Celibacies: American Modernism and Sexual Life.
Cryle, Peter; Moore, Alison. Frigidity: An Intellectual History.
Sondra Decker, Julie. The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality.
Barker, Meg-John; Gill, Rosalind; Harvey, Laura. Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture.
Vidal-Ortiz, Salvador; Robinson, Brandon; Khan, Christina. Race and Sexuality.
Tiefer, Leonore. Sex Is Not a Natural Act.
Hills, Rachel. The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Out Fantasies and Reality.
Shakespeare, Tom; Davies, Dominic; Gillespie-Sells, Kath. Sexual Politics of Disability: Untold Desires.
Bogaert, Anthony F. Understanding Asexuality.

Ace of Hearts
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