Dirty Computer is the latest project from Janelle Monae, but the singer, and some-times rapper has revealed that she is a pansexual.
The term pansexual is not readily used, as it seems to be the same as bisexual. With Monae coming out, the term has gained exponential awareness in search engine searches. However, a pansexual individual extends beyond attraction to a man or a woman. A pansexual has a sexual attraction to a person of any sex or gender and it extends into transgendered, gender fluid people, androgynous, and others.
According to Merriam-Webster, there was a huge spike in searches on the term since it is not ready used in American society. Oddly enough, the superhero Deadpool “came out” as pansexual in 2016, but he has only fictitiously had relationships with women.
“I want young girls, young boys, non-binary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you,” she said to Rolling Stone.
In related news, Monae has released an amazing mini-movie to accompany her album which tells the plight of undesirable people that are scrubbed clean of their unique traits