[Ads-l] Pan = pansexual

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri May 29 21:18:47 UTC 2015

Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pan) has citations to 2012 
for the shortening of "pansexual" to "pan", but labels it as slang. The 
Huffington Post has a quote where the placement of pan is discussed by a 
US state legislator.

"Mary Gonzalez, First Openly Pansexual Legislator, Explains How She Is 
Changing Minds In Texas" by Michelangelo Signorile
29 May 2014

“It’s a more complicated history,” she said. “The media labeled me [as a 
lesbian]. I always identified as queer or LGBT-identified or pan. When I 
first came out in politics, I used to say I was LGBT-identified and the 
media took that [as], ‘Well she must be lesbian’ as opposed to having a 
more complex understanding of our sexual community. And so, because of 
that I had to clarify that and say, ‘No, not lesbian. Love them. 
[laughs] but…’ I identify as pan and talk about what that means.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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