Happy Pansexual Visibility Day!
This day is to celebrate and recognize those who identify as pansexual. The word pansexual is originally derived from Greek. Pan means “all” and is related to words like panorama. This is different from being attracted to everyone. Just as a heterosexual woman is not attracted to all men and a lesbian woman is not attracted to all women, pansexual people are also attracted to specific or desired people.
And to think that “pansexual people experience every second person to establish sexual or emotional relationships” is completely wrong because they are not sexually deviant at all!
Pansexuality is different from bisexuality, but the two are not mutually exclusive. Being bisexual means being attracted to more than one gender, while being pansexual means being attracted to people regardless of gender. Pansexuality and bisexuality are not contradictory. In fact, some bisexual people also identify as pansexual and vice versa. Pansexuality is included under the bisexual umbrella, which covers anyone who experiences sexual or romantic attraction to more than one gender.
Being pansexual is just part of someone’s personality. A pansexual person may be Trans, disabled, of any ethnicity, race or religion. Pansexual people come in all ages and shapes and enjoy a wide range of activities and hobbies. On Pansexual Visibilty Day, it’s important to remember that we support LGBT+ people of all backgrounds and walks of life.
This class of rainbow people is looked down upon not only among heterosexuals, but even among the LGBT+ family itself because of their sexual orientation. This opposition has caused pansexual individuals to become depressed and even commit suicide.
Some pansexual activists use the phrase “Hearts, not parts” to explain this orientation. While the phrase is reductive, it can be a useful tool when talking with people who aren’t familiar with LGBTQ terminology.