International Asexuality Day: Celebrities who are ace and proud

Michaela Coel. Image: Instagram

Today is International Asexuality Day (IAD), celebrating everyone under the ace umbrella, including demisexual, grey-asexual and other ace identities.

Despite being included in the LGBTQIA+ acronym, asexuality remains underrepresented in the mainstream media and wider discussions about LGBTQIA+ people.

To celebrate IAD, here are some notable people who have publicly expressed their ace identity.

Tim Gunn


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“I knew what I wasn’t: I wasn’t interested in boys, and I really wasn’t interested in girls,” Gunn wrote in his 2011 book, Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work. “For many years, I described myself as asexual, and I still think that’s closest to the truth.”

Michaela Coel


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Michaela Coel is a writer, director, and actress known for creating Chewing Gum and I May Destroy You.  She is also set to star in an upcoming lesbian melodrama with Anne Hathaway.

In a 2018 interview with The Culture Trip, Coel opened up about identifying with the label aromantic. She explained,“I googled aromanticism and I very much felt like, ‘Oh, that’s me.’”

“I am OK being by myself. I like having intimate relationships but I don’t want to change people or want to be changed by anyone.”

Kim Deal


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