What is aromanticism?
Sometimes abbreviated as aro (pronounced ā-row), the term refers to an individual who does not experience romantic attraction. Aromantic people exist on a spectrum of romantic attraction and can use terms such as gray aromantic or grayromantic to describe their place within that spectrum. Aromantic people can experience sexual attraction.
Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week
Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week (ASAW) is an annual, international event. This year’s 2022 ASAW takes place February 20 – 26. ASAW is meant to spread awareness and acceptance for aromantic spectrum identities, the issues they face, and in general, raise awareness of their existence while celebrating it.
Not sure where to start your learning? Check out great resources from PFLAG National and our partners!
PFLAG Academy Online On-Demand
Additional PFLAG National Resources
- Something to Talk About Live; February 11, 2021
- Coming Out Day: Creating the Safety and Extended Family Support System Our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones Need
- 3 Steps to Being a Better Ally to People Who Are Ace/Aro
- PFLAG National Glossary of Terms
- Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
- The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project (TAAAP)
- Aromantic-spectrum Union for Recognition, Education, and Advocacy (AUREA)
- Aces & Aros
Check out this great list of books by TAAAP
Additional Resources & Research
- [RESEARCH] 1.7% of sexual minority adults identify as asexual
- [RESEARCH] Ace and Aro: Understanding Differences in Romantic Attractions Among Persons Identifying as Asexual
- [RESEARCH] Asexual Community Survey
- Little things you can do to help asexual and aromantic people
- Additional Resources
- What it’s like to be young and aromantic