Screen Readers Skip to Content

Pansexual Symbol

Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (
Published: 4th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: LGBTQ+ Symbols Publications

Summary: Pansexual information and a binary (black and white) image of the commonly used pansexuality symbol.

Main Document

Pansexuality is considered one of the broadest forms of sexuality. The prefix "pan" means all. And in the context of sexuality, it means pansexuals are capable of forming sexual and romantic attraction to all people, whether or not these people identify within the gender binary. In addition to the Pansexual Flag, Pansexuality Pride is also identified by the symbol shown below.

Pansexuality is defined as a sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity. Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are not determining factors in their romantic or sexual attraction to others.

Pansexuality may be considered a sexual orientation in its own right or a branch of bisexuality to indicate an alternative sexual identity.

Because pansexual people are open to relationships with people who do not identify as strictly men or women, and pansexuality rejects the gender binary, it is considered by some to be a more inclusive term than bisexual. The extent to which the term bisexual is inclusive when compared with the term pansexual is debated within the LGBT community, especially the bisexual community.

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, 25% of American transgender people identify as bisexual. A 2021 IPSOS survey found that the U.S. had the highest percentage of pansexual individuals.

Shown below is the symbol of pansexuality - a sexual or romantic attraction to people regardless of gender.

(Article continues below image.)

A binary (black and white) image of the pansexuality symbol.A binary (black and white) image of the pansexuality symbol.


Also see our web page regarding the Pansexual Pride Flag that represents the pansexual community.

Post to Twitter Add to Facebook

Latest LGBTQ+ Symbols Publications

The above information is from our reference library of resources relating to LGBTQ+ Symbols that includes:

Inclusive Gender Signs Create Positive Attitudes to Trans, Nonbinary thumbnail image.
A study finds seeing all-gender signs in public places, like restrooms, was linked to adolescent acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people.
Publish Date: 17th Jan 2023
Black and white image of the gender fluid symbol. thumbnail image
General information regarding defining Gender Fluid includes an image of the Gender Fluid symbol.
Publish Date: 9th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
Black and white image of the genderqueer nonbinary symbol consisting of a circle with star. thumbnail image
Facts and information regarding Genderqueer Nonbinary including an image of the Genderqueer symbol.
Publish Date: 8th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
Black and white image of the asexuality black ring symbol. thumbnail image
Information and history regarding the asexuality black ring symbol design, including an example image.
Publish Date: 6th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022

1How Many Genders Are There?
Alphabetical list of gender identities.

2Transgender Reporting Guide
How to write about transgender people.

3Glossary of Sexuality Terms
Definitions of sexual terms & acronyms.

4Glossary of Gender Terms
Definitions of gender related terms.

5Am I Gay? Questions to Ask
Think you may be gay or bisexual?

• Submissions: Send us your coming events and LGBTQ related news stories.

• Report Errors: Please report outdated or inaccurate information to us.

• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 4). Pansexual Symbol. Retrieved September 23, 2023 from

• Permalink: <a href="">Pansexual Symbol</a>