My friend Erik introduced me to the term. Erik scoffed at the question. A website and an online community availed itself. And though in a few months Erik had shucked the label and moved on to dating a perfectionist valedictorian from Erie, PA, I slowly absorbed the asexual label into myself. We protested and pushed for queer rights protections to be added to the student handbook. We organized events that educated sociology and psychology classes about gay history and trans issues.