Two years ago this month, tentatively, and not without trepidation, I “came out” as pan by adding these subtle colors to my icon on my socials. I did not tell anyone directly, at least not right away.
As more time goes by, I feel happier and more comfortable identifying this way, and more people close to me properly understand what it means. While I wish I’d come to terms with it sooner (religious indoctrination was a big factor that held me back, unfortunately) I’m really grateful for the support I received from the community, my friends, family, and above all, my husband. I think I’m very lucky indeed. I know not everyone is as lucky.
It’s probably safe to say that the majority of my watchers identify as LGBTQ+, or at the very minimum half of them. I want to send you my warmest wishes on this very special month. Remember, you are loved, and you matter!