A person who identifies as a pangender has an identity that is not limited to just one gender. We all know the basic two: male and female, but did you know there are well over fifty different identity genders?
Sigmund Freud popularized the term, pansexual, and used it to describe behavior based on sexual attraction without any specific labels.
Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag in 1978. He was urged by gay politician, Harvey Milk, to come up with a fitting symbol of pride for the LGBTQ community that would be loud and proud.
Gay Pride week is celebrated in June of every year to commemorate the stance taken by these strong-willed individuals who were willing to stand up for liberties afforded to every human being. According to many sources, we give credit to Thom Higgins for crafting the term “Gay Pride” and to Brenda Howard for the idea of a week of LGBTQ-themed events every year.