October 25-31, 2020: Asexual Awareness Week

WHEREAS, asexuality is an uncommon identity, cited to be only 1% of the population (Wellings, 1994); and,


WHEREAS, asexuality is an often unknown and misunderstood sexual orientation; and,

WHEREAS, people who are asexual but have not heard of asexuality may often feel confused, broken, and alone; and,


WHEREAS, discovering asexuality can be a positive, life-changing experience; and,


WHEREAS, the goal of Asexual Awareness Week is to promote education and understanding on asexuality, and the State of Michigan celebrates the continued dedication to promote equality, equity, diversity, and dignity for all citizens of Michigan;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 25-31, 2020, as Asexual Awareness Week in Michigan.