Everything you need to know about the Pansexual flag, symbol, and colors

Pansexual Flag

The three official colors of the Pansexual Flag are Magenta, Yellow, and Cyan organized in three horizontal bars.  

Starting from the top, the magenta represents those who identify with the female spectrum.  In the middle, the yellow represents attraction to non-binary people (ex. androgynous, agender, bigender and genderfluid).  And finally, the cyan on the bottom represents sexual attraction to those who identify with the male spectrum.  

It’s important to note that while gender is referenced it is only by proxy and is not meant to represent biological sex.  

For example, a person who identifies as pansexual may be interested in men or women, as well as nonbinary people, transgender people, intersex individuals, gender non-conforming (GNC) folks—or anyone else.

Pansexual Symbol

Another common symbol for pansexuality is the P with an arrow and crossed tail. 

The cross of the tail represents the cross on the symbol for Venus, used to represent women.  The arrow represents the arrow on the symbol for Mars, used to represent men. 

The symbol predates the flag and is still occasionally used today.  While it does not technically have a name, it is sometimes colloquially referred to as “the pansexual symbol”.

Pansexual Colors

It has been said that the colors of the flag are a nod to white light which is formed when the colors magenta, yellow, and cyan are combined.  

This means that if I have beams of light of all of the colors of the rainbow and focus all of the colors onto a single spot, the combination of all of the colors will result in a beam of white light.

Since white light is defined as the complete mixture of all of the wavelengths of the visible spectrum it would make sense that is exactly what Jasper V. had in mind when he created the flag around the time of mid-2010.

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