Janelle Monae recently talked with Rolling Stone and said that she is now an open pansexual woman. "Someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-a** motherf**ker."
The "Tightrop"' singer is not the first to come out as an open pan-sexual. In recent years, The Voice judge Miley Cyrus came out in 2015 letting everyone know that she was pan-sexual and proud. While the term pansexual can be dated back to 2007, it is still not a well known term to many.
Here is a brief lesson on what pansexuality is and isn't:
A Pansexual Does Not Love Pans
Though just hearing the word may make you think of someone that has a sexual attraction to pans and food cooked in one, that is not the fact. The word pan is a Greek word meaning all.
Pansexual is not bisexual
If you think that pansexual and bisexual are the same, you're sadly mistaken. While bisexuals are interested in females and males, pansexuals can be interested in all genders.
Attraction To All Genders
No matter what sexuality or gender you identify as, a pansexual person will still give you a chance.