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David Jay

David Jay
Born (1982-04-24) April 24, 1982
Alma mater Wesleyan University
Occupation Asexual activist

David Jay (born April 24, 1982) is an American asexual activist. Jay is the founder and webmaster of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN).


  • Activism 1
  • Personal life 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Frustrated with the lack of resources available regarding asexuality, Jay launched AVEN's website in 2002.[1] Since then, he has taken a leading role in the asexuality movement, appearing on multiple television shows, and being featured heavily in Arts Engine's 2011 documentary (A)sexual.[2]

AVEN, which referred to as the "unofficial online headquarters" of the asexuality movement,[3] is widely recognised as the largest online asexual community.[4] Its two main goals are to create public acceptance and discussion about asexuality and to facilitate the growth of a large online asexual community.[5] As of June 17, 2013, AVEN has nearly 70,000 registered members.[6]

Personal life

At the age of 15, Jay began considering himself asexual, and he came out as asexual while a student at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.[1] As of November 2012, Jay is in a romantic relationship with an asexual girlfriend and hopes to adopt a child.[7]


  1. ^ a b Amy Sohn (February 28, 2005). "Shifting to Neutral: No interest in sex is nothing to get worked up about".  
  2. ^ Rosie Swash (26 February 2012). "Among the asexuals".  
  3. ^ Lynn Harris (May 26, 2005). "Asexual and Proud!".  
  4. ^ Asiana Ponciano (October 9, 2006). Do It"Don't"Just . Xpress Magazine. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  5. ^ "About AVEN". Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  6. ^ Dominique Mosbergen (June 17, 2013). "What Is Asexuality? A Community's Coming Of Age". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Olivia Gordon (November 12, 2012). "'The moment I realised I was asexual'".  

External links

  • AVENguy – David Jay's online profile
  • Love from the Asexual Underground - David Jay's blog and podcast about asexuality
  • AVEN – Asexual Visibility and Education Network.
  • Interview with Jay
  • David Jay at the Internet Movie Database

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