A Question.

Obviously, there seem to be quite a few people with aspergers in the LGBT community.. Is there actually a known connection between the two, or is it just coincidence that a lots of people with aspergers identify as bi or gay?
2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

I have read that there is a link between being transgender and being on the spectrum but have not encountered anything suggesting a link between AS and being gay. However, Many of the friendships I developed with other gay men before I knew I had aspergers have turned out to be with other aspies.

I have no idea nor have scientists delved into the subject, but I suspect that it is more than mere coincidence. I think that because Aspies aren't mainstream and have less developed social skills, they tend to not follow social norms. Therefore, Aspies who wish to be in relationship look for someone they can be with ba<x>sed solely on personality and other factors. Perhaps we don't see that being with the opposite or same gender doesn't make a difference. I know I don't care if my partner is male or female, I just want someone who will love me as I am whoever it may be. I have read an article about Aspie fetuses have more testosterone exposure in the womb, which can lead female aspies to more bi or gay.