Here’s everything to know about the Pansexual flag – including pansexual colors, its meaning, origin, symbol, and the new Pan flag design. Read on!
Over the past decades, the LGBTQ+ community has come with so many gender identities and sexual orientations to help identify each individual.
Pansexuality is one of them, with its own beautiful flag representing those within the community.
Although standing independently among other LGBT pride flags, the pan flag has still been unknown or confusing to some people. If you are one of them, read this post.
What is Pansexuality?
It makes no sense if you have no clue about what pansexuality is before reaching to know its symbolic flag. So here’s the explanation from experts.
Pansexuality is a type of human sexuality that forms the attraction toward people regardless of their gender identities, sexualities, or biological genders.
In other words, pansexual people can have a romantic or (and) sexual relationship with anyone no matter what that person identifies as.
Those things just aren’t the factors for them to determine what their partners must become.
The Origin of Pansexual Flag
The pansexual flag was designed and published by a Tumblr user named Jasper V. in 2020.
Ever since it appeared, pan people have had something to represent themselves with proper meaning and true respect.
It is respect that matters because today, there are many flags posted recklessly on the internet showing some kind of unintentional stigma and discrimination.
It is odd to witness that. Any flags designed to serve a community must portray a good picture. Sadly, it is what happens these days, though.
So, as this design conveys an appropriate message and respect to the pansexual community without sending any discrimination to individuals, it has been approved by the majority.
Meanings of This Pink-Yellow-Blue Flag
The pansexual flag depicts three horizontal stripes with three different colors each.
- The top stripe is pink, representing attraction to females
- The middle one is yellow, representing attraction to anyone who is within the gender spectrum
- The bottom stripe is cyan, representing attraction to males
Generally, it is meant to describe how pansexuality works.
It refers to those attracted to a man or a woman, or an intersex person. Additionally, that person can belong to any gender identity along the spectrum with any sexuality.
What is The New Pansexual Flag?
In 2020, a new design of the pan flag appeared online with the initial aim to replace the original one.
This new design was not from Jasper, the creator of the original pan flag. It was made by a group of people who assumed Jasper supported negative things.
But we are not going to discuss anyone’s stances here!
The new pansexual flag has six horizontal stripes with three different hues: red, yellow, and blue. Each hue is separated into two versions of color.
Each hue represents the same thing as what the old version does. However, the shades are not as bright as those depicted on the original flag.
Some individuals think the new design is beautiful, while others are not really into it.
Those who do not enjoy it said they were bored by the colors as it did not give them a sense of “Pride”. Others also believed that the its origin came from someone who was transphobic.
In fact, there were fourth new pan flags that have been circulating around online, but above is the most common design to talk about.
No matter how many designs come to the public, most people within the pansexual community have still been using the original one.
Differences between Pansexual vs. Bisexual, Omnisexual, and Non-Binary
When it comes to choosing a flag that accurately represents you, you must first determine your gender identity and sexual orientation on the spectrum.
While many people are unsure whether they are pansexual or not, they frequently mix up the two concepts.
Pansexual vs. Bisexual, Demisexual, and Non-binary are some of the concepts that people frequently conflate.
To solve this problem, we’ll make some comparisons now.
Pansexual vs. Bisexual
Bisexual people feel attracted to those with either one of the two biological genders: male and female. There could be certain sexualities or gender identities they do not like.
Pansexuality refers to attraction toward people regardless of their biological sex, gender identities, and sexualities.
Pansexual vs. Omnisexual
Omnisexual people feel attracted to those of any gender but not gender-blind.
Pansexual people feel attracted to those of any gender, even if they are gender-blind.
Pansexual vs. Non-binary
Each of the two terms falls to a completely different category. So if someone confuses these two concepts, they are also confusing gender identity and sexuality.
According to Wikipedia,
“Gender identity is the personal sense of one’s own gender. Gender identity can correlate with a person’s assigned sex or can differ from it. In most individuals, the various biological determinants of sex are congruent and consistent with the individual’s gender identity.“
The term Non-binary belongs to this case. It refers to those identifying themselves as no gender.
Unlike gender identity, sexuality (sexual orientation) is defined by the way in which a person is sexually or emotionally attracted to another person. Pansexuality is what belongs to this case.
You Might Not Know About The Pansexual Symbol
This symbol may get you confused at first glance, but it is not that complex.
It is exactly the combination of the male and female symbols with a half-circle on top to form a “P” — the first letter in “Pansexual.”
No source points out when this symbol was created and who made it. People have just used it for a long time to represent pansexuality.
But who cares? — it is artistically stunning!
If you are a pansexual American who would love to spread some messages during the upcoming Pride Month, this flag may interest you:
The pansexual flag, over the decade, has helped people in the pan community assert their existence in this world. Although several new flag designs are trying to displace the original pan flag, it still exists and is widely used within the community.
If you identify yourself as pansexual, don’t hesitate to come out into the light with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community (and hey, June is near).
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