Resources

Below is a collection of materials to use, as well as both informative and interactive online and offline resources on the topic of aromanticism.

The interactive resources we have put together we have checked for inclusion of aromantic people. However, especially for in-person groups, changes in leadership may affect the groups’ dynamics in the future. We recommend researching the resource yourself before getting involved so you can see which group aligns best with your needs.



AROMANTIC FLAG

 
 

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The colors on the flag stand for:

  • Dark Green: Aromanticism. Is the opposite of red, which is often regarded as the color to represent romantic love.

  • Light Green: The aromantic spectrum.

  • White: Types of attraction other than aromantic (e.g., platonic, aesthetic) as well as queerplatonic relationships.

  • Grey: Greyromantic and demiromantic people.

  • Black: The sexuality spectrum.

 

OUR MATERIALS

The team at AUREA has drafted several printable resources for use by anyone who is in need of them. Below is a list. You can also find these resources in our Printables section on this website.

An Introduction to Aromanticism
A Beginner’s Guide to Being an Aromantic Ally
COMING SOON: Aromantic Identities

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Below is a list of online resources for aro-related discussions, information, and advocacy. This list is updated as resources emerge or change.

Aromantic in official dictionaries

Merriam-Webster
Oxford English Dictionary

Aromantic

* denotes an inactive (static) resource

General Resources

aromantic.lgbt
An active moderated online resource that provides information about aromantic resources, events, and ongoing discussions. Hosted by Tumblr and open to questions.

Aromantics Wiki *
Encyclopedia of everything related to aromanticism.

Aromantic Guide
An online resource that provides information on aromanticism, resources for understanding aromanticism (including resources for those who are questioning whether they are arospec).

@robase
Association pour la promotion et la visibilité de l'aromantisme. A website of a French aromantic organization. It documents the actions of the organization, provides printable resources in French and aims to connect French-speaking aromantic people.

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week *
An inactive online resource dedicated to running the Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week event every year in February. This resource provided information on aromantic resources, events, and ongoing discussions until February 2019. Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week is now run by aromantic.lgbt.

Aromantic Surveys
A collection of reports on surveys conducted within the aro community.

Interactive Resources

Arocalypse
An online community forum and discussion space for aros to interact and get to know each other.

Allosexual Aro Discussion Blog
A space dedicated to discussion of how allo orientations intersect with aro identities. Hosted by Tumblr and open to questions.

Carnival of Aros
An active resource dedicated to running the monthly Carnival of Aros event.

aromanticism.dreamwidth.org
An online community space for discussing positive and constructive aro content. Hosted by Dreamwidth.

r/aromantic
An online community discussion space for all matters aromantic. Hosted by Reddit.

Aromantics in Creative Works

Arospec Poetry Network
An active moderated online resource dedicated to aro poets and their works. Hosted by Tumblr and co-curated by members of the network. Membership and submission are always open.

Aro Worlds
An active moderated online resource dedicated to aro creatives and their works. Hosted by Tumblr and open to questions and submissions.

Allo Aro Worlds
An active moderated online resource dedicated to allo aro creatives and their works. Hosted by Tumblr and open to questions and submissions.

Aggressively Arospec
An active moderated online resource dedicated to sharing and celebrating arospec culture, including fanworks. Hosted by Tumblr and open to questions and submissions.

A-spec

* denotes an inactive (static) resource

General Resources

The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project
An online resource that provides information on asexual and aromantic resources, events, projects, and discussions.

LGBTA Wiki
Encyclopedia of everything related to LGBTA identities.

acesandaros.org
An online resource that provides information on asexual and aromantic resources, in-person groups, events, and news.

Asexual and Aromantic Community Education *
A now-inactive moderated online resource that provided information about both aromantic and asexual resources before September 2015. Hosted by Tumblr and still viewable.

A-specs in Creative Works

The Aromantic and Asexual Characters Database
A collaborative resource that lists all known aromantic and asexual characters in fiction and media.

 

OFFLINE RESOURCES

Below is a list of offline, in-person groups and communities that are aro-specific and aro-inclusive. This list is updated as groups emerge or change.

Aromantic

Community Groups

England

London Aromantic Spectrum Meetup (London, ENG)

United States of America (USA)

NY/NJ Aromantic Meetup (Verona, NJ)

A-spec

indicates a resource confirmed by AUREA to have explicit policies for the inclusion of all aromantics. Investigations and communications are still ongoing.

Community Groups

Canada

Vancouver BC Aces/Aros and Friends Meetup (Vancouver, BC)

Calgary Aces and Aros (Calgary, AB)

Winnipeg A's Alliance (Winnipeg, MB)

Quiver Club and Ace Space (St. John’s, NL)

England

Liverpool Asexual &/or Aromantic Social (Liverpool, ENG)

London Asexual & Aromantic Spectrum Meetup (London, ENG)

United States of America (USA)

Seattle Aces and Aros (Seattle, WA)

Pioneer Valley Aces & Aros (Pioneer Valley, MA)

Central Ohio Aces & Aros (Columbus, OH)

Asexual, Aromantic, and Questioning Ace & Aro Drop-In Support Group (Corvallis, OR)


School-affiliated Groups

United States of America (USA)

Asexual/Aromantic at CU Boulder (Boulder, CO)

Aces and Aros at Emory (Atlanta, GA)

Aromantic Asexual Alliance at Iowa State University (Ames, IA)

MIT Aces and Aros (Cambridge, MA)

Aces and Aros at the University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO)

Aces and Aros at NYU (New York City, NY)

Appstate A-spec (Boone, NC)

Ace-Aro at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

Aros & Aces at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)