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The Aromantic-spectrum Union for Recognition, Education, and Advocacy, also known as AUREA,[1] is a volunteer-based group dedicated to assisting "in the growth of the aromantic community", especially by researching and providing information related to aromanticism. This includes "vocabulary, research, online resources, links to in-person groups, and printable educational materials".[2]

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History[]

AUREA was founded sometime in 2019, with the website being established during that year. The organization was formed in order to have an advocacy group specifically for aromantic people, since before its formation much of aromantic advocacy was limited to individual's personal blogs.[2]

AUREA has since grown in recognition, to the point where it is often cited as a resource on aromanticism by other established organizations.[3][4][5][6]

Trivia[]

  • AUREA is currently organizing a book project that will collect people's experiences with aromanticism, including an introductory guide to the label, history of the community, and stories from individual aromantic people.[7]

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References[]

  1. "AUREA - Aromantic-spectrum Union for Recognition, Education, and Advocacy" on <aromanticism.org>(Archived on 2022-08-08)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "AUREA - About AUREA" on <aromanticism.org>(Archived on 2022-06-08)
  3. "NYSCASA Honors Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week" on <nyscasa.org>. Published 2022-02-20 by New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault. (Archived on 2022-02-20)
  4. "Basic Terms - Ace and Aro Alliance of Central Ohio" on <acearoalliance.org>. Published by Ace and Aro Alliance of Central Ohio. (Archived on 2021-04-06)
  5. "Resources - Asexual & Aromantic Community and Education Club" on <sophia.smith.edu>. Published by Smith College. (no backup information provided)
  6. "Asexual/Aromantic Education" on <rcsgd.sa.ucsb.edu>. Published by UCSB Sexual & Gender Diversity Center. (no backup information provided)
  7. "The Bravery to Be Yourself: Aromanticism with Alex from AUREA" by Fowler, James on <channelkindness.org>. Published 2021-10-07 by Channel Kindness. (Archived on 2021-10-22)
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