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    National Pansexual Pride Day

    December 8

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    On December 8th, we celebrate National Pansexual Pride Day and the strides taken by the pansexual and panromantic community to be accepted and understood. Today, many pansexual people refer to themselves as “gender blind” when it comes to their romantic or sexual attraction to others, and is defined as “not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity.”  The term has become more visible in recent years through pop culture as celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Amandla Stenberg have identified as pansexual. Pansexuality has allowed the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond to push how we view gender, sexuality and romanticism and continues to create a more open and accepting space for everyone to explore their own identities – something we can all celebrate! 

    Brief History 

    • 1914 – The term first appeared as ‘pansexualism,’ and was theorized as sex being “the motivator of all things.” 
    • 1970’s – The definition was changed and used to describe a sexual orientation after people began using the term as an identity. 
    • 1990’s – The term ‘sexual fluidity’ was coined and used through the queer community to better understand pansexuality. 
    • 2010 – The pansexual flag appeared on the internet in the colors pink, yellow and blue. Its purpose was to represent trans, intersex, agender, bigender, third Gender, nonbinary and fluid orientations. 

    Celebrities Who Are Out as Pansexual 

    Even though pansexuality is less known in the public consciousness than other sexualities such as gay, lesbian, and bisexual, there are several famous people who are pansexual and out to the public: 

    • Brendon Urie – lead singer of Panic! at the Disco 
    • Bella Thorne – actor / singer 
    • Jojo Siwa – YouTuber / dancer 
    • Bob the Drag Queen – self-explanatory 
    • Miley Cyrus – singer / songwriter 
    • Mary González – American politician (first openly pansexual elected official in the USA) 
    • Demi Lovato – actor / singer 
    • Janelle Monáe – singer / rapper / producer / model 
    • Layla Moran – British politician (first openly pansexual UK parliamentarian)  

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    Details

    Date:
    December 8

    Venue

    NC United States + Google Map

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    Holiday, Observance
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    Mental Health Providers

    Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

    Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

    Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

    Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

    James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

    12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

    Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

    Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

    Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

    166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

    Siljoy Maurer

    Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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