We commemorate National Pansexual Pride Day on December 8th and the efforts made by the pansexual and panromantic community to gain acceptance and understanding. When it comes to their romantic or sexual attraction to others, many pansexual persons now identify as “gender blind,” which is described as “not restricted in sexual choice with respect to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.”
Pansexuality has given the GSRD community and others the chance to challenge how we think about gender, sexuality, and romance. It also keeps the door open and welcome for everyone to explore their own identities.
How to Get Involved
Find a Local Event
To honor various members of the community, some school GSRD clubs or neighborhood pride organizations will host pride days or even a pride weekend. Find out if there are any Pan-Pride Day festivities in your region by contacting your neighborhood community center.
Helping to educate others about concepts like what the term “pansexuality” means and what it’s like to have this sort of identity is one of the simplest ways to commemorate this day. Online resource sharing, discussion about pansexuality with straight and queer acquaintances, and being receptive to inquiries are all recommended.
Highlight Pansexual Voices
Think about prioritizing their voices over your own if you’re not pan but still want to make your pan friends feel more welcomed. Giving someone a voice or a platform to speak about their lives and identities rather than speaking for them is what it means to “center” someone.