As we talked about in class, pansexual means people who are attracted to other people regardless of their gender. This was something I personally never knew the word for or knew existed. I started to research more about the specific terms we would talk about or briefly touch and was very interested in this one. So, I decided to try something new and I put pansexual in the search bar on google to see what I would come up with.

Of course it the first things it came up with were definitions from Wikipedia and other dictionaries about what the word meant. Wikipedia stated “Pansexuality (also referred to as omnisexuality or polysexuality) refers to the potential of sexual attractions, sexual desire, romantic love, or emotional attraction, towards people of all gender identities and biological sexes. Self-identified pansexuals may refer to themselves as gender blind- that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to other.” This definition is very much the same as the one we went over in class and what students considered to be pansexual.

There was also a website that popped up about Pansexual Pride, and it was for those who are pansexual to blog about themselves and their experiences. It was actually created three hours ago it said and there is a picture of a bigger man wearing a short red dress with a pair of boots with heels on them. Below the picture is the person sharing their views and letting off some steam about being pansexual and why they choose to identify with pansexual over bisexual and transgender.

Another interesting link that came up was the pansexual flag. I really had no idea there was such thing, or that pansexual was a big deal. I always think of the Gay Pride flags and the colors they are, but never did I see a pansexual flag until now. The flag is bright pink, yellow, and blue and has a big P on it with the gender symbol, but that symbol does not recognize to be female or male, but both.  There is also evidence of the history of making this flag as there are sites that help decide the color of the flag and what people think it should look like. This signifies the big community of pansexual people there are and that it is just as much of a big deal as Gay Pride and the other gender and sexual preferences. The flag is shown below…

What I learned about Pansexual is that there are many groups and a lot of people that are pansexual that like to show their pride. There is a large pansexual community and people with a lot of pansexual pride. I am happy we briefly discussed this in class because I researched on my own and now have more awareness and information on pansexuality I never would have had.

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