I identify as Pansexual. I see Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Physical Sex as all existing along entirely separate spectrums or continuums that are independent of each other. The three may all align (heteronormative, cisgender) or they may be at different points (even multiple points) respectively. To me being pansexual has nothing to do with whether a person is cis or trans. I consider myself pansexual because my attraction spans the spectrums and I am attracted to the essence or spirit of other consenting adults, not to their physical features, or degrees of masculinity or femininity. That is not to say that I do not appreciate physical aesthetics, but rather that I can be attracted to other consenting adults due to their persona, essence, being, and their physical attributes don’t need to come into play in the attraction. What ever we have, is what we find ways to work with physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I’ve always been Pansexual. I can definitely understand how someone can be attracted to another whether they have the same genitalia or not. I can sort of understand how some people can only be attracted to “same” or to “opposite” (although for me that seems so limiting). I am also what I would call “Polyamory Friendly”. I find that I could be happy in a Poly relationship or a Mono-amorous relationship. Much like being Bi/Pan, it doesn’t mean I would be wanting more relationships if I entered into a Mono-amorous one. I do have a separate question for the folks who say they are only attracted to cis people and not to trans people. If you can’t tell, don’t know, and they don’t disclose it immediately and you found that person immensely attractive to you in every way, you are saying that you would then break up with them if you ever learned they were trans, simply because they are trans? I’m just curious how that works if you truly do not know?