Awareness days

Pansexual Visibility Day

24. May 2024

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Eine Person hält sich eine Pan-Flagge vor ihr Gesicht
This article was first published on 24 May 2023 and last updated and amended on 24 May 2024.

24 May is considered Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day. Pansexual or panromantic people are romantically, emotionally and/or physically attracted to people regardless of their biological sex or gender identity.

The prefix “pan-” comes from the Greek and means “all”. The orientation “pansexual” was introduced as a term in 1990 and is therefore still relatively new. According to Statista, around 2% of the population in Germany identify as pansexual. Due to the rarity and relative novelty of this sexual orientation, many people are unaware that pansexuality even exists or dismiss it as a “trend”. Pansexuality is also often confused with bisexuality, as both orientations have many things in common. However, bisexuality refers to attraction to men, women and trans people, while pansexuality also includes attraction to inter and non-binary people.

Pansexual people are often confronted with the prejudice of being completely indiscriminate in their choice of partners or being involuntarily attracted to all people. For an inclusive and safe world for all, it is important that all people are valued and not treated with prejudice.


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