Each year on the 24th May we observe and celebrate Pansexual & Panromantic Visibility Day. It is a time for both individuals and organisations across the globe to come together and celebrate the pansexual and panromantic community whilst educating others on the community to bring further awareness and understanding.
What is Pansexuaity?
Pansexuality is a sexual, romantic or emotional attraction towards others regardless of their sex or gender identity. Pansexual people my refer to themselves as Omnisexual or Gender-Blind, asserting that gender is not a determing factor for their romantic or sexual attraction to others.
What is Panromantic?
Panromantic is pretty much the same as Pansexual however without the sexual attraction of another. Attraction is not dependent on gender; pan people are attracted to the person before anything else. However, this doesn’t mean they’re attracted to anyone and everyone!
Pansexuality and Bisexuality
Pansexuality differs from Bisexuality but the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Being Bisexual means being attracted to more than one gender, whereas Pansexual means being attracted to people regardless of gender.
Pansexuality and Bisexuality do not conflict one another, some people believe that Pansexuality better includes people of all genders while others are happy identifying as Bisexual. It's not uncommon for some Bisexual people to 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.
What are the Colours of the Pansexual Flag
The Pansexual Pride Flag was designed as a symbol for the pansexual community to use. The flag has been found on various internet sites since mid-2010. Created by Jasper V, It is similar to the LGBT Gay Pride Flag which is used as a symbol for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and anyone else in the community. The flag is used to increase visibility and recognition for the pansexual community, and to distinguish it from bisexuality.
The Pansexual Pride Flag consists of three horizontal stripes; megenta, yellow and cyan, with each colours having different meanings. The cyan portion of the flag represents sexual attraction to those who identify within the male spectrum (regardless of biological sex), the magenta represents sexual attraction to those who identify within the female spectrum (regardless of biological sex), and the yellow portion, found in between the cyan and magenta portions, represents sexual attraction to non-binary people, such as agender and genderfluid.
Pansexual Pride Products
Joshua Lloyd aims to be as inclusive as possible throughout our product range and services. We currently stock a wide range of Pansexual products including the Pansexual Pride flag, T-shirts, lanyards, digital downloads and numerous other accessories and apparel.