Texas State Rep. Mary Gonzalez has now come out and says: I am not LESBIAN! I love sex from men, women and anything in between! Texas State Rep. Mary Gonzalez now says she is PANSEXUAL (Not making this shit up!) which basically means she is a whore of all whores! Anything that can pleasure her is 100% OK!Mary Gonzalez, the Texas legislator who garnered international attention this summer as the state's first openly lesbian lawmaker now says she identifies as a "pansexual."
Pansexuals do not believe in "gender binaries," meaning that their feelings of attraction are gender-blind, Gonzalez said in an interview with the Dallas Voice.
The 29-year-old's admission makes her the only U.S. legislator to openly describe her sexual orientation as "pansexual."
Gonzalez, who will serve in the Texas House of Representatives next year, said that she's decided to clarify her sexual orientation because "gender identity isn't the defining part of [her] attraction."
Gonzalez came out as a bisexual when she was 21, though she has dated transgender and "gender-queer" people, as well as women.
"As I started to recognize the gender spectrum and dated along the gender spectrum, I was searching for words that connected to that reality, for words that embraced the spectrum," Gonzalez told the Dallas Voice. "At the time I didn't feel as if the term bisexual was encompassing of a gender spectrum that I was dating and attracted to."
The lawmaker's sexuality was widely talked about during her Democratic primary campaign for a Texas House seat. Several members of the media called her the "Latina lesbian lawmaker."
Gonzalez won against two opponents in the May primary. She faces no Republican opponent in the fall.
Gonzalez said that she chose not to come out as pansexual during that campaign, even though she didn't fully identify with bisexuality, because many people don't completely understand the term.
"During the campaign if I had identified as pansexual, I would have overwhelmed everyone," Gonzalez told the Voice. "Now that I'm out of the campaign, I'm completely much more able to define it."
Robyn Ochs, a well-known gender and sexuality educator, commended Gonzalez's decision to come out.
"To not use that word because people don't know what it means is never going to move us forward," Ochs told the Dallas Voice. "By using language, we change understanding. We create understating."