Sexual orientation: Pansexual
Religious denomination: Nazarene
Education/career: Pizza place
Favorite food: Anything Asian
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite movie: The Sandlot
Favorite color: Green
Hobbies/sports/interests: Swimming, anything to do with animals, watching Criminal Minds
Dreams/goals in life: To become a criminal profiler and have a good life for my partner and I, also whatever animals we have.
"I can't help the way I feel, and I know that God loves me no matter how I feel."
When did you first realize you were pansexual?
I have always had feelings for all genders/identifications, but I started identifying as bisexual in high school until I realized what pansexuality was.
Are you out? If so, when, how, and/or why did you come out? If not, why are you staying in the closet?
I am not out publicly, but I am out to friends, my brother, my significant other, and my mother.
How have Christians hurt you as you struggle with your sexuality?
More than I can count. I haven't told a lot of fellow Christians personally, but I have heard what they have to say about the LGBT+ community and it's pretty discouraging.
How have Christians helped or encouraged you as you struggle with your sexuality?
I get encouragement from my family in my Facebook LGBT+ support group and a tiny group of people that I'm close to.
What is one thing you wish straight cisgender Christians understood?
I can't help the way I feel, and I know that God loves me no matter how I feel. Also, that the things they say are extremely hurtful and are a lot of the time, the reason that our LGBT+ family members hurt themselves and/or take their own lives. We want to feel loved and accepted just like everyone else. We're not Martians, we're human beings, and should be treated as such.
"We want to feel loved and accepted just like everyone else. We're not Martians, we're human beings, and should be treated as such."
What is the one sexuality question you're most tired of hearing?
“Isn't that the exact same thing as being bisexual?”
What is your greatest fear about being pansexual?
I truly fear that maybe I will go to hell for how I feel/who I love.
What is your favorite thing about being pansexual?
I can check chicks out with my husband! But in all seriousness, I enjoy having interest in anyone I please, no matter their identity.
How does your family handle your sexuality?
My mother isn't happy or supportive, but she still loves me and counts me as her daughter.