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Mary Gonzalez comes out as pansexual

http://www.dallasvoice.com/mary-gonzalez-pansexual-10123439.html
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 at 9:00am

This is pretty awesome news. Most people have no idea what pansexual means and didn’t even know someone like this existed. In this article, you can see the difficulties and confusion surrounding bisexual and pansexual. I am glad she is now able to be liberated and no longer having to be in the oppressive closet she has been in.

Mary Gonzalez

 

In an exclusive interview with Dallas Voice this week, Gonzalez said she identifies as “pansexual,” an orientation many would call bisexual, except pansexuals don’t believe in a gender binary and can be attracted to all gender identities. Gonzalez said she doesn’t believe in a gender binary because “gender identity isn’t the defining part of my attraction.”

“As I started to recognize the gender spectrum and dated along the gender spectrum, I was searching for words that connected to that reality, for words that embraced the spectrum,” she said. “At the time I didn’t feel as if the term bisexual was encompassing of a gender spectrum that I was dating and attracted to.”

“People should inform the media and others about the term they prefer, and that sort of education is a good thing,” Dison said. “It’s also a little more tricky in politics to be cutting edge and inform people about something they may not be familiar with.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pansexuality

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Pansexuality, or omnisexuality,[1] is sexual attractionsexual desireromantic love, or emotional attraction toward persons of all gender identities and biological sexes.[2][3] Self-identified pansexuals may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others.[4] The Oxford English Dictionary defines pansexuality as, “not limited or inhibited in sexual choice with regards to gender or activity.”[5]

The concept of pansexuality deliberately rejects the gender binary, the “notion of two genders and indeed of specific sexual orientations”,[6] as pansexual people are open to relationships with people who do not identify as strictly men or women.[7]

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