Pansexual Discrimination...Identifying as pansexual can be problematic in this society where there seems to be 'sides' and pressure to 'choose' one. In my dealings with the outside world, I have often felt it was just "easier" to identify as "gay" (not quite so life denying as identifying as lesbian) when in a relationship with someone who identifies as a bio female. And, also easier to identify as bisexual when engaged with bio men. But as such, I have always felt discriminated against by both heteros and gay/lesbian because I fit in on neither side. refusing to take a side. I've encountered many ;lesbians who find bisexualism and pansexualism so threatening that they would not date a person ba
So, is it really "easier" to accept these labels of gay or queer or bi, when we arent... we are pan... is it easier to let society go on with their assumptions and stereotypes then to fully embrace who we are and announce it to the world. Explain it, Educate people. Work on breaking down these barriers and stereotypes. Work on changing the attitudes of our allies first (the gay and lesbian community)... let them see that we dont have to "choose one" choose to be gay or to be straight... or to be bi. Because as pansexuals we have chosen already - we have chosen to see people for what is in their hearts and brains, not for whats between their legs.
collide25 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 Jan 24, 2011