Pansexual and bisexual difference


Defining sexuality can be challenging, given that people still disagree on sexual identity and gender basic concepts. Recent studies have shown that sexuality exists on a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum are individuals who feel attracted to people of the opposite gender or binary. It could include a heterosexual female who finds only males attractive. Individuals attracted to people of the same sex or gender fall on the opposite end of the spectrum. Those drawn to multiple genders are somewhere in the middle of the range.

People often use the terms pansexuality and bisexuality interchangeably to describe sexual orientation. Pansexuality refers to attraction to any gender xxx, while bisexuality is an attraction to a specific gender. But the definition of the two terms may vary across people. While the two terms are related, they are distinct concepts.

Here are some of the differences between pansexuality and bisexuality.


A pansexual refers to a person who feels attracted to any gender. It can include individuals who don’t belong to any gender. Their attraction is more focused on the personality but not the gender. A person with a pansexual orientation can get attracted to individuals who don’t have a gender. A pansexual person may equally find a gender-filled person, male or female attractive. Pansexual people are like heterosexual men who don’t see every woman as attractive. So, identifying as a pansexual doesn’t mean you find everyone attractive.



Different people define bisexuality differently. While some people see themselves as gender-fluid, others base their gender on their biological sex. Some people describe bisexuality as only feeling attracted to a specific gender. But to others, it can mean finding multiple gender identities attractive. But generally, bisexuality identifies with individuals who see more than one gender as attractive. To some people, the world bisexual seems controversial, given that it focuses only on two genders. But most people of the bisexual orientation acknowledge that there are more than two genders.


Differences between Pansexuality and Bisexuality

It is widely agreed that pansexuality refers to all genders, while bisexuality is attracted to multiple genders. While the two terms are somehow similar, they are distinct. A pansexual person can find people of any gender attractive. On the other hand, a person who identifies with the bisexual orientation may feel attracted to a male or gender-fluid person but not a female. For both a bisexual and pansexual person, the type of attraction experienced may vary for different genders. For example, a person may feel a sexual attraction to one gender and a romantic attraction to another.

Different people define pansexuality and bisexuality differently. But generally, bisexuality refers to people who find more than one gender attractive. Contrary, people who identify with the pansexual orientation find different people attractive regardless of their gender. The two terms differ because bisexual people only find certain genders attractive. There exists a wide range of sexual orientations. Your sexual identity depends on how you define sex and gender. The debate on sexual identity has changed and will continue to evolve.




The Battle of Largo

Council when one of its members stated publicly how surprisingly well the presentations went.
Speaking on behalf of FORGE were many including Janice Carney and Dr. Kathleen Farrell with the latter brining a round of applause from the pro-inclusion side.
On the day of the city council meeting each speaker came up to the podium and presented their case
either for or against GLTB inclusion. One by one, of what seemed like an endless train of people, each
stepped up and supported their positions. This process continued until shortly before 11PM at which
time the presentations ended and the voting began. Though the arguments strongly
favoured the pro-inclusion side, the vote was to not be in favor of inclusion.
In a surprise decision one key council person changed her mind and decided to vote against the HRO. Commissioner Charlie Harper started the push for a citywide human rights ordinance – and,
in the end, he voted against it. In the weeks following the vote, editorials, articles and other commentaries from both the media and general public criticized Largo for its By; Bobbie Vazquez No Largo is not a distant country or perhaps some dark place in middle earth near Mordor. Rather Largo is a mid-size city in Pinellas county . None the less, Largo was also a place in which a battle took place for basic human rights. With battle lines drawn between the religious right, local businesses, FORGE and its allies rallied around the call for human rights. The primary objective was defined to secure the basic human rights for the GLTB community. The preparation for this effort began several days before the actual battle. A preparatory meeting was held where members of FORGE and pro-inclusion Largo citizens met at Christ the Cornerstone Church. While at Christ the Cornerstone Church the attendees participated in discussions of strategies and practiced presentations. Von New from Florida Equality had provided a class with mock presentations. Each presenter was critiqued on their presentation and given input from the audience as to how improvements might be made. Later this effort would be recognized by the City direction concerning the human rights ordnance. Some writers even cited the similarities of the human rights struggles in the early sixties and how it parallels the current struggles.
Though the battle of Largo was lost, the pro-inclusion forces did win a victory in Largo . On Sept 30 2003 the St. Petersburg TIMES reported that a police officer was placed on paid leave for making a racial slur. The investigation came on the heels of several other examples of racial incidents in Largo. Earlier, in November 2002, a Fire Department Lieutenant was terminated for making a similar racial slur. With a weak employee policy being a potential legal and financial liability to the City began to revise it’s policy to include providing a safe work environment for transgender individuals. On
Oct 7 the revised internal employee policy was passed 7 to 0 for affording protections to transgender employees. Perhaps this was the first step towards a complete HRO.