About Stephen

Stephen is a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics education and a PhD student. He is also asexual and keen to achieve legal protection, recognition and education of asexuality, other sexual orientations and other gender identities.

Exhibit A: Asexuality Exists and Why You Should Care

By |September 23rd, 2016|Events|0 Comments

In conjunction with the Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum, maaple is hosting an event, to which you are invited.

Stephen will talk about what being on the asexual spectrum means today. What is the asexual spectrum? What challenges and experiences do asexual spectrum people face? Why does maaple exist? And why should other people be […]

LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education

By |September 21st, 2016|Updates|0 Comments

Stephen attended the LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education 1st International Conference hosted by the University of Birmingham on 15th and 16th September 2016. It brought together sexuality researchers, LGBT+ staff group members, equality and diversity officers and allies to discuss the issues that LGBTQ individuals face working and studying at higher education institutions.

“I came […]


By |June 13th, 2016|Updates|0 Comments

Everyone at maaple wishes everyone that has been affected by the horrific attack in Orlando our best wishes and condolences, including the victims, the survivors, their families and the wider LGBT+ community.
We want to make the world a better place for everyone. Massacres like this only strengthen our resolve to make that happen: with […]

Appearance on Fubar Radio

By |June 13th, 2016|Media|0 Comments

Last week, Stephen visited FUBAR Radio to discuss asexuality with Ray Peacock and producer Nat King.
FUBAR Radio is an unregulated, uncensored radio station. This means that the content is considered edgy and includes words and content that some will find offensive, so please use your discretion before listening.
On the show, Stephen discussed his experiences […]

Equal opportunity monitoring

By |June 2nd, 2016|Media|0 Comments

Last week, Stephen gave a talk on how UK universities monitor their employees’ sexual orientations and how this information is used. Only one university includes an “Asexual” option, with three others allowing individuals to declare they are asexual, by being able “specify”.

Hopefully this talk will reignite a conversation about the efficacy of equal opportunity […]

Recent media mentions

By |May 21st, 2016|Media|0 Comments

maaple and its representatives have been discussed in the media in recent weeks. This is particularly reassuring for us that the relevance of our aims are being understood and shared to a wider audience.
George was the topic of a piece about asexuality in politics, its lack of representation and the omission of asexual spectrum […]

Appearance on Pieces of Ace

By |January 25th, 2016|Media|0 Comments

Stephen was invited to participate in a discussion of asexuality issues on the Pieces of Ace show on Sunday 17th January 2016. You can view the full video on YouTube.

Pieces of Ace perform a show every Sunday at around 7.30pm on their YouTube channel, where you can chat directly with the presenters and other […]

The emerging orientation

By |October 19th, 2015|Campaign|0 Comments

Happy Asexual Awareness Week, everyone!
Coinciding with this event to raise awareness, we have published our report today on the equal opportunities monitoring in UK universities.
While there is a lot of work to be done to encourage universities to adopt our recommendations, it is also evident that there is plenty of good work being done […]

Exhibit A t-shirts available

By |October 13th, 2015|Campaign|0 Comments

We’re very excited to offer you the chance to buy an Exhibit A t-shirt to help us with our campaign!
They’re available from Streetshirts and are made to order. They are priced at £5.51 plus postage and packing (£2.95 to the UK) so that we make no profit. At this moment, we want to raise […]

Exhibit A update

By |August 15th, 2015|Campaign, Media|0 Comments

It’s been a little while since we launched Exhibit A and it has been terrifically exciting! We’ve had some wonderful and beautiful contributions!
Don’t forget that you can create your own poster by visiting our campaign page.
Exhibit A
The contributions for Exhibit A are from asexual people that are willing to tell the world that asexuality […]