Wayne Brady Reveals He Is Pans*xual

Wayne Brady Pansexual
Wayne Brady Pansexual

Wayne Brady has revealed he is pans*xual, meaning he can have sexual, romantic or emotional attractions to someone regardless of their gender. In an interview with People magazine, the comedian and actor described it as “bis*xual — with an open mind.”

The 51-year-old is most known for his work on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and as the host of CBS’ “Let’s Make A Deal.” In the early 2000s, he also hosted “The Wayne Brady Show,” his own talk show. Brady told People that his ex-wife, Mandie Taketa, was the first person he confided in about his pans*xuality.

“I simply said, ‘Great.'” “I knew that coming out would make him happier,” Taketa told People. Brady and Taketa, both 47, have a 20-year-old daughter, Maile. “Pan” for Brady means “being able to be attracted to anyone who identifies as gay, straight, bi, transs*xual, or non-binary.”

“Being able to be attracted across the board,” he explained. “And I believe that is the proper place for me right now.” I interpreted pan to mean that I could be physically attracted to any of these people or sorts, but I could also be drawn to the person who is present.”

During the interview, Brady stated that he is in counseling and that, following the death of Robin Williams in 2014, he began speaking out about mental health. He stated that he “did all the therapy” he could and was treated for love addiction, claiming that he had been seeking satisfaction in a “slew of other people.”

Wayne Brady Pansexual
Wayne Brady Pansexual

Brady admitted that he had asked himself if he was gay, but that the answer was negative. He admitted to being attracted to guys but pushed those feelings aside due to his upbringing and his concern of how his s*xuality would be seen.

“I’ve always had a wonderful community of LGBTQ+ friends, people I grew up with in shows, gays and lesbians, and, later in life, my trans relatives and my niece.” “I’ve always had that community, but I’ve always felt like a fraud because I wasn’t being honest with myself,” he explained. Brady first believed that no one needed to know he was a pan.

“But that gave me permission to continue living in the shadows and being secretive.” What does it feel like to not be ashamed, to not feel like, ‘Oh, I can’t participate in this conversation because I’m lying?’ “I had to break that habit,” he explained. Brady now describes himself as “a single, open-minded pans*xual” who can “be free and open to other people.”

The comedian posted a funny video on Instagram of himself lip-syncing to Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.” He elaborated on the news in the People interview in the caption.

“This shouldn’t shake anyone’s world, but if it bothers you at all, that’s your business: I was so afraid of having my manhood questioned, but screw that,” he adds. “In my opinion, a’real man’ is not afraid to be honest and happy. I’ll be over here enjoying my best life from now on! “I adore you.”

What Exactly Does Pans*xual Mean?

According to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, pans*xual people can “form enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attractions to any person, regardless of gender identity.” According to the organization, this is one of several terms that fall under the bi+ umbrella.

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What Is The Difference Between Pans*xuality And Bis*xuality?

Bis*xual is defined as “a person who has the potential to be physically, romantically, and/or emotionally attracted to people of more than one gender, not necessarily at the same time, in the same way, or to the same degree,” according to GLAAD. Bis*xual persons may be attracted to someone who is the same gender as them or someone who is the opposite gender.

According to GLAAD, pans*xuality is one of many s*xual orientations that fall under the bi+ umbrella. People who identify as “bis*xual, pans*xual, polys*xual, ominis*xual, fluid, or queer,” according to GLAAD, are included. Bis*xual and bis*xual people have the “potential to be attracted to more than one gender.”

Gender and s*xuality are not synonymous. Gay, heteros*xual, and pans*xual s*xual orientations characterize who we are attracted to. Gender is a distinct personal identity distinct from s*x or s*xuality.

S*x is typically assigned at birth based on anatomical appearance. While neonates are born with either male or female gender identities, there are many different gender identities besides man and woman.

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