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 a Pomosexual is a Pomoromantic.

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"Pomo" is short for postmodern.[3]


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]


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]


Pomosexual flag

The Pomosexual flag was created in July 2016 by Tumblr user pride-color-schemes.[5] Shades of pretty pink and white that define the Pomosexual pride flag.[3]


Public figures

  • Patruni Chidananda Sastry


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  1. "Pomosexual".
  2. "What does pomosexual mean?".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Chidananda Sastry, Patruni: "Pomosexuality: Finding a term that fits" (2021-10-28). Archer Magazine.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Queen, Carol. PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality. Cleis Press, 1997. ISBN 1573440744.
  5. "Pomo-".