The Asexual Visibility and Education Network, also known as AVEN, is the largest online hosting presence for asexual individuals, serving as a large archive of resources regarding asexuality. It was founded by David Jay to serve two objectives: getting asexuality recognized as a legitimate sexual orientation, and to build a supportive community of asexuals and allies. Their logo is an upside-down equilateral triangle, with black-to-grey-to-white gradient. It is meant to be an interpretation of the asexual pride flag. It has a growing 135,539 members.
David Jay launched AVEN's website in 2001, frustrated by the lack of resources available on asexuality and the general public ignorance surrounding his identity. David appeared on The View in 2006, where he was ostracized and critiqued for his sexuality in an attempt for the panel to make jokes about his sexual orientation. In March 2006, David appeared on the Tucker Carlson Show.
In 2009, AVEN members participated in the San Francisco Pride Parade for the first time. Michael Doré joined the organization in 2009 as part of a UK branch. In 2021, the organization helped circulate information regarding International Asexuality Day, but does not claim responsibility or ownership over the day.
- It is referred to as the largest resource for asexual and aromantic people.