I knew that at some point, I'd have to take my meetup publicity to the streets. For whatever reason, there's never been enough people on AVEN that are interested in San Francisco meetups. So I did the eventual today-- posted on Craigslist. Here's what I wrote, and if you're setting up meetups elsewhere, feel free to steal it:
Asexual People, Unite!
Asexuality is an orientation in which people don't experience sexual attraction to anyone. In our culture, being A can sometimes be an isolating experience. This is why it's so important that we form a local community of fellow asexuals to support each other. I'm the organizer of local meetups. Originally, these started as an offshoot of AVEN, whose online presence is at www.asexuality.org. However, I know there are other A folks who aren't on AVEN that would like to meet up, and this is my attempt to find some of you. Our next meetup is taking place on Saturday, May 3rd at 2pm in San Francisco. If you want to attend, please e-mail me with a little about yourself, and I'll let you in on the location. This is just my attempt to keep the meetups a safe space for all involved. Allies and questioning asexuals are always welcome. If you have questions about the basics of asexuality, please visit AVEN online. Thanks for reading!
If we can get one or two new people from this, that would be fabulous!