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Pomosexual is an emerging term.
Pomosexual is a term that has recently emerged. Although the term may be growing in usage, and is significant and well-sourced enough to warrant inclusion on this wiki, it may still be relatively unknown outside of the platform or community where it originated. The exact definition and name may not have stabilized, and may change significantly as more people identify with it.

Pomosexuality is defined as refusing, avoiding, or not fitting any sexual orientation label in terms of conventional labels or classifications, such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or labels on the asexual or aromantic spectrums.[1][2][3] It challenges categorizations in favor of largely unmapped possibility and the intense charge that comes with transgression.[4] Some pomosexual people may be queer or questioning, and others may not be.[3]

The romantic equivalent of pomosexual is called pomoromantic.[5]

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Etymology[]

"Pomo" is short for postmodern.[3]

Community[]

Pomosexuality challenges assumptions held within and about the LGBT+ community, as well as assumptions about what it means to be queer. It is intended to react against these assumptions in the same way that in the art world postmodernism was a reaction against modernism.[4]

History[]

Pomosexuality was coined in 1997 by writers, Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel in their book PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality. This book draws on similarities to the postmodernism art movement in its exploration of the emergence of pomosexuality. It suggests that the beauty of postmodernism – and of pomosexuality – can't be appreciated without looking at its roots in modernism.[3]

Flag[]

Pomosexual

Pomosexual flag

The pomosexual flag was created in July 2016 by Tumblr user pride-color-schemes.[6] Shades of pretty pink and white are what define the pomosexual pride flag.[3]

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Public figures[]

  • Patruni Chidananda Sastry

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References[]

  1. "Pomosexual" on <identiversity.org>(no backup information provided)
  2. "What does pomosexual mean?" on <definitions.net>(no backup information provided)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Pomosexuality: Finding a term that fits" by Chidananda Sastry, Patruni on <archermagazine.com.au>. Published 2021-10-28 by Archer Magazine. (no backup information provided)
  4. 4.0 4.1 PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality by Queen, Carol. Published 1997 by Cleis Press. ISBN 1573440744.
  5. The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality by Decker, Julie Sondra. Published 2015 by Simon and Schuster. ISBN 1510700641.
  6. "Pomo-" on <pride-color-schemes.tumblr.com>(no backup information provided)
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