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Aired Dec 8, 2022

Pansexual Pride Day

December 8th is Pansexual and Panromantic Pride Day. There is a significant amount of misunderstanding about what pansexuality is, when it is appropriate to use that word, how it relates to other language around sexual orientation, and how its definition has changed and evolved over time.

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, December 8. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

Article: Why pansexuality is so often misunderstood

Source: BBC

Author: Jessica Klein

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Have you ever learned about pansexuality? How have you heard people define it, if so?
  2. Language is constantly in flux when it comes to LGBTQ+ identities. This week’s article talks about the history and etymology of the word pansexual. What are some ways that you’ve been able to stay on top of those language changes and respect others and their identities?
  3. What are steps that people can take to become more understanding of pansexuality and other expansive LGBTQ+ identities, especially when there are more limited resources with information about these identities?

About Our Guests:

Kyndal Jackson, LLM Graduate in International Migration and Refugee Law, Tilburg University

Mackenzie Harte, Learning & Inclusion Manager, PFLAG National

Ways to Watch:

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Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.