If there's one thing for students to take away from Penn’s annual Political Action Week, it's to get involved early and often.
Non-monosexual people often face a similar issue of erasure. “Pansexuality doesn’t exist.” “It’s just a way to get attention.” “It is a stepping stone to ‘truly’ coming out.” These remarks, all of which I’ve heard, are ways of discrediting someone else’s sexual orientation, and their romantic and sexual attractions and experiences. Non-monosexual women are told we are catering to the male gaze, and non-monosexual men are told that they are “actually” gay and just haven’t fully come out yet. Both stereotypes are false and harmful.
As Election Day nears, Penn's state lobbyist isn't focusing as much on the governor's race as he is on convincing new state legislators why Penn Vet funding is so important.