A lot of asexual people got it wr0ng. With asexuality, we’re fighting for visibility, not equal rights per se.
The conflict with homosexuality has gone back centuries. Why? They were physically having sex with men or women, which many people viewed as wrong and against their respective moralities. Since it was a physical act, according to whatever unjust law there was, they were able to be executed. The gay community is denied marriage simply because it violates a very long tradition.
This is not the case with asexuals. We’re not physically doing anything the public can object to. We aren’t in danger of being killed for not doing something that society determines ‘normal’. Sex and dating aren’t mandatory activities anymore.
So what are asexuals fighting for? Visibility. We need to let people know we exist. Although sex and dating aren’t mandatory, they are society’s norm and if you don’t want those things you’re weird and sexually repressed. It’s such a big part of our culture that a lot of people can’t believe that even 1% of the population doesn’t feel the need to include it in their lives.
I’ll tell you one thing, though: we’re not being hurt because of our orientation physically, but we may be hurt mentally. Some close-minded individuals may cease communications with someone after they’ve come out. They may be looked down on as ‘freaks’ or ‘confused homosexuals’.
Visibility is important. I’m pretty sure people aren’t going to come to our doors with torches and pitchforks, but it’d be nice to be a legitimate orientation instead of a mental disorder.