Members of Lebanon’s LGBTQ community attend a picnic in the coastal city of Batroun, north of Beirut, on May 21, 2017, as part of the Beirut Pride week aimed at raising awareness about the rights of the community. Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP
Not every pan person feels included in the Bi Week festivities, even though the “bi+” umbrella has been sporadically used. And that’s valid. Pan people do not have to force ourselves to feel represented by a label we haven’t chosen for ourselves, and let’s be real, a label we are often invisible under.
So, Pan Week.
December 3rd - 9th, 2017.
Including the already established Pan Pride Day on December 8th.
On December 8th, there will be a Pan Chat, more info on that to come.
Use the hashtag “#PanWeek” on Twitter.
Use the tag “Pan Week” on Tumblr.
The objective of Pan Week is to spread awareness and positivity for the pan identity and show support and acceptance for pan people. During Pan Week, pan people, and hopefully non-pan people as well, will take part to share and learn about pan topics and issues; such as history, media representation, inclusivity in LGBT+ spaces, treatment from fellow queer people, hate, erasure, etc.
Share your stories, selfies, and art.
Celebrate characters, public figures, and each other.
Be proud. Raise your voice. Let everyone know that you’re here and won’t be silenced or forgotten.