December 8 is International Pansexual Day.
Pansexuality differs from bisexuality in that people who identify as bisexual are emotionally and physically attracted to only two sexes, while a pansexual person experiences a romantic, sexual, spiritual, and physical longing for a person of any gender and identity. “Pansexual” comes from the Greek prefix “pan”, which means “everyone”. The term originated in the 90s, but became relevant later.
The flag of pansexuals consists of three horizontal stripes – pink, yellow and blue. Pink indicates female sex; Yellow represents those who identify themselves as gendered, non-binary, generic, androgenic; While blue is a sign of the male sex. It is known that the flag appeared on the Internet by 2010 and has maintained its popularity ever since.
Pansexuality has made the community think about how we look at gender, sexuality, romanticism and pushed us to create more space where any of us would feel comfortable.
In recent years, the term has become more prominent as celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Cara Delevingne have publicly announced their pansexuality.