Category: asexual


Inspired by @makingqueerhistorys article on the Golden Orchid Society I decided it was time to get the gold ink and paints out!

Absolutely love the work they do!

This is so lovely! I am completely in love with it, and it is a great companion to our article!

The hanky code is just one example of the ways queer people have used code to communicate privately with one another. Grab one for you and a friend at

Did you know that women loving women have historically given violets (and some other purple flowers) to one another thanks to Sappho’s poetry? You can learn more neat #QueerHistory facts in our 2020 calendar.

Looking for some bite-size #QueerHistory? Check out our 2020 calendar featuring queer history tidbits and symbols. Get your own here:

“The idea was influenced by a number experiences but, for me, the idea for the series began a few years back when Black Lives Matters stopped the Toronto Pride parade to protest a variety of issues. I just happened to be at that intersection filming and, after hearing the various reactions from the crowd and subsequent dialogue afterwards, it became very clear to me that a lot of folks in our community didn’t know much about LGBTQ2+ history or, in many cases, even about Pride itself. And who could blame any of us? Nobody taught me about Stonewall growing up. I never learned about all the many amazing LGBTQ2+ heroes whose shoulders we stand on. They weren’t in the history books. Their stories were demonized, altered, censored or, in most cases, erased altogether. When I wanted to learn about them, I had to seek it out and it wasn’t — and still isn’t — always easy to find. As Stonewall was nearing its 50th anniversary, I thought it would be the perfect time to release a history series that really celebrates LGBTQ2+ heroes of the past and ties that past to our communities’ issues today so that we might all better understand each other.”

[ID: Asexual History: From the Orchid to the Flag. A piece of cake with various shades of purple topped with rainbow sprinkles is to the right of the text.]

We’ve released another of our presentations over on Patreon, this time on asexual history. If you want access to content like this and more, become a patron today!

Florence Nightingale Part I

[Image Description: A black and white photograph of Florence Nightingale looking thoughtful.]

The memory of Florence Nightingale still ripples throughout Europe and North America. Documents about her life still exist and uphold her legacy; in many ways, she has become something of a mythological figure. Even in life, there was merchandise relating to her, but it’s taken on a new life in books, valentines, and even colouring pages. She’s remembered as a no-nonsense feminist icon, a tender motherly figure, the founding of modern-day nursing, and even the hero of nursery rhymes. Less discussed in the possibility that she was a lesbian and/or asexual. (Read full article)

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Today we got to go to a queer book sale run by ASPECC, and picked up over 30+ queer research books, which we were only able to do because of support from our generous patrons!

If you want to see which books we bought, we show them off on our Lens!

[ID: A photo of the #QueerWorksFridays logo and the cover of Ace and Anxious with several awards.]

Announcing September’s winner for Making Queer History’s #queerworksfridays art contest: Bri Castellini!

You can find her across social media @BrisOwnWorld and her work at Undead Burrito on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


I couldn’t decide if I wanted to include the quoiromantic flag or the genderqueer flag, so I made a version with both.