CARSON CITY, NV – Nevada Assemblywoman Sarah Peters shared that she is pansexual during an Assembly floor speech on Thursday afternoon. People who identify as pansexual are generally attracted to people of all genders and sexes — or regardless of sex and gender. Peters previously came out to her family as bisexual at the age of 16.
Silver State Equality, Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, released the following statement from State Director André C. Wade after Assemblywoman Peters’s speech:
“Coming out is a personal journey for everyone. We are so happy for Assemblywoman Peters as she takes this courageous step and shares her identity with her colleagues and the world. In doing so, she’s sending a message to LGBTQ+ people everywhere — especially LGBTQ+ young people — that pansexual people belong everywhere, including in the Nevada Legislature. Silver State Equality is proud to join Assemblywoman Peters’s colleagues in wishing her joy and happiness today, and we look forward to working together to create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.”
Peters joins Texas Representative Mary Gonzalez — who made history in 2012 as the nation’s first openly pansexual elected official — and New Hampshire Representative Lisa Bunker as one of just 3 out pansexual state legislators currently serving in the United States.
As Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, Silver State Equality brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in Nevada and throughout the U.S. Silver State Equality strives to create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. Silver State Equality is a Nevada-based program affiliated with and supported by Equality California and Equality California Institute, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. More information at SilverStateEquality.org.