Something I saw on http://miles-thebi.tumblr.com which really struck a cord, and we would really want to adopt it too.

Bi’s of Colour will not engage in any discussion or arguments over bisexuality vs pansexuality.  This whole argument was born of straight, lesbian and gay people giving wrong definitions of what makes a person bi or pan.  Until the 19th Century, Gay meant Happy, and Lesbian was someone of any gender who came from the Greek Island of Lesbos.  At that time bisexual also meant Intersex.  The definition of all three of these terms have changed drastically over the past 100+ years.  Bisexuals and Pansexuals have enough to deal with, without getting into verbal fights over which term is more suitable.

The term Bisexual has a long history, but if you want to call yourself Pansexual, do it!  Nobody gets to define your sexual orientation for you.  You can be Transgender and Bisexual, Intersex and Pansexual, Cisgender and Bisexual, Asexual and Pansexual, and much, much more!

We at Bi’s of Colour hope you will be happy in your sexual orientation, however you define it.  Don’t let monosexuals tear us apart!

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