Pansexual Flag

The Pansexual Flag is a pink, yellow, and blue flag which was designed to represent the pansexual community. Specifically, the Pansexual Flag is used as a symbol to help increase awareness of pansexuality, as well as to differentiate itself from other sexualities.

Pansexuality is sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity. The Pansexual Pride Flag represents this ideal, showcasing that gender and sex are not determining factors when considering sexual attractions or romantic relationships.

Official Pansexual Flag

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History of Pansexual Flag

First seen in the 2010s, the Pansexual Flag really gained traction when it was posted on an anonymous Tumblr account, by Jasper V. Just like the LGBT Flag is used as a symbol for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, the Pansexual Flag functions as a symbol of the pansexual community.

Besides being used for representation purposes, the Pansexual Flag is also used to indicate that pansexuals have sexual attractions and relationships with people of different genders and sexualities.

According to some sources, the theory of pansexuality aims to challenge existing prejudices, which often profess that men should only be sexually attracted to women and that women should only be sexually attracted to men. Such a worldview often leads to negative judgment, ostracism, and serious disorders within any given society.

Some sources claim that the pink represents people who are female identified, the blue represents people who are male identified, while the yellow represents people who are nonbinary.

It has also been said that the colors on the Pansexual Flag represent sexual attraction. For example, the pink color represents attraction to women, the blue represents attraction to men, while the yellow represents attraction to nonbinary people such as those who are agender and genderfluid.


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Statistics of Pansexual Demographics

Unsurprisingly, there is not much demographic data about pansexuality. This is mainly due to the fact that the term itself was not used until the 2010s, give or take a handful of years. The concept of bisexuality, on the other hand, has been around for thousands of years, thus why it is much more understood.

A 2016 Harris Poll survey of 2,000 US adults found that among 18-34 year-olds, about 2% self-identify as pansexual and approximately one percent in all other age groups. Another survey done in 2017 including a sample of 12,000 LGBTQ teens (13-17) declared themselves pansexual according to sources.

The Color Pink in the Pansexual Flag

As previously mentioned, there are 3 colors in the Pansexual Pride Flag (i.e. pink, yellow, and blue) with each respective color resembling a certain facet of sexuality. The color pink in the Pansexual Flag is meant to represent femininity and/or sexual attraction to women.

While it has not been strictly defined, the horizontal pink stripe in the Pansexual Flag may very well be a symbol to represent femininity or women. This of course is likely to include those who identify as women, with regards to their gender identity.

The pink may also represent romantic or sexual attraction to women or to those who identify as women. Due to the mysterious nature as to the first inception of the Pansexual Pride Flag, it's true color meanings remain slightly apocryphal.

The Color Yellow in the Pansexual Flag

The 2nd color in the Pansexual flag, which resides in-between pink and blue, is yellow, which is meant to represent nonbinary people, such as those who identify as being agender or genderfluid.

While there are many different flags which represent specific types of sexuality/gender flags that contain both pink and blue (to clearly represent the opposite ends of the spectrum of gender (female and male), the yellow color in the Pansexual Plag is very unique.

This is due to the fact that the Pansexual Flag does not combine the two colors (as is seen in other flags) to represent bisexuality, but is instead meant to be a all inclusive in the sense that the concepts of gender itself render themselves as being meaningless.

The Color Blue in the Pansexual Flag

The last color in the Pansexual Flag, blue, sits at the bottom underneath pink and yellow, and is meant to represent masculinity and/or sexual attraction to men.

This of course, is expected to also include representation of those who identify as being masculine or male with regards to gender identity, as well as to represent sexual attraction to men, as well as those who identify as being male.

Unlike with the bisexual flag, which also contains blue (to represent men), the blue in the Pansexual Pride Flag takes it a step further by including everyone who identifies as being male, with regards to gender identity.

Conclusion of Pansexual Pride Flag

Pansexuality, although still unknown to most people in society, is gaining recognition in the mainstream. This is likely thanks to some very notable celebrities publicly coming out as being pansexual, such as singer Miley Cyrus and model Cara Delevingne, among many others.

Additionally, what helps to make pansexuality more well-known is thanks to the Pansexual Flag itself as it helps to represent what pansexuality is without requiring any exposition.

As previously touched upon, the Pansexual Flag has 3 horizontal colors, which all represent a type of sexuality. The first color, pink, represents sexual/emotional attraction to women. The second color, yellow, represents sexual/emotional attraction to nonbinary individual's. Lastly, the third color, blue, represents sexual/emotional attraction to men.

As is the case with many other pride flags, the Pansexual Pride Flag is intended to be a symbol of inclusion, not exclusion. Thus, why the flag includes the colors pink, blue, as well as yellow for nonbinary people.

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