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National Pansexual Pride Day

National Pansexual Pride Day

We commemorate National Pansexual Pride Day on December 8th and the efforts made by the pansexual and panromantic community to gain acceptance and understanding. This is a brief timeline:

The phrase first arose in 1914 under the name "pansexualism," with the idea that sex served as "the motivator of all things."

1970s - After people started using the term as an identity, the definition was modified and used to indicate a sexual orientation.

The New York Times published an article in 1974 that used the word, advancing pansexuality and increasing awareness.

1990s - To help people comprehend pansexuality, the term "sexual fluidity" was developed and adopted by the gay community.

2010 saw the appearance of the pink, yellow, and blue pansexual flag on the internet. Trans, intersex, agender, bigender, third-gender, nonbinary, and fluid orientations were all intended to be represented by it.

2018 – Singer and actress Janelle Monae came out as pansexual, making the term one of the most popular searches of the year.

When it comes to their romantic or sexual attraction to others, many pansexual people now identify as "gender blind," which is described as "not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity."

Celebrities like Amandla Stenberg and Miley Cyrus have come out as pansexual in recent years, increasing the term's visibility in modern culture.

We should all be proud of how pansexuality has enabled the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond to challenge the way we think about gender, sexuality, and romanticism and how it continues to foster a more inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone to explore their own identities.