The Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative (KPRI) logo is set on the outline of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shield.
In the middle of the shield are the initials "KPRI", the acronym for Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative.
The hybrid words pansexual and pansexualism were first attested in 1917, denoting the idea "that the sex instinct plays the primary part in all human activity, mental and physical", Pansexuality, however, composed with the prefix pan-, is the sexual attraction to a person of any sex or gender.
Using these definitions, pansexuality is defined differently by explicitly including people who are intersex or outside the gender binary. states that pansexuals can be attracted to cisgender, transgender, intersex and androgynous people, and that the term pansexual "is generally considered a more inclusive term than bisexual." Volume 2 of Cavendish's Sex and Society, however, states that "although the term's literal meaning can be interpreted as 'attracted to everything,' people who identify as pansexual do not usually include paraphilias, such as bestiality, pedophilia, and necrophilia, in their definition" and that they "stress that the term pansexuality describes only consensual adult sexual behaviors." However, bisexual-identified people and scholars may object to the notion that bisexuality means sexual attraction to only two genders, arguing that since bisexual is not simply about attraction to two sexes and encompasses attraction to different genders as well, it includes attraction to more than two genders.
These trainings are available for a fee to providers, health care organizations and others interested in learning more about how to create engaging and affirmative environments for people who are LGBTQI.
For more information, contact Pat Madigan, Community Outreach Coordinator or Lynn Keltz, Executive Director at 717-564-4930 or 800-887-6422.
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is committed to implementing the Court's ruling promptly, and will work with the Department of Justice and other agencies to review the various Federal benefits policies and procedures that will be affected by the decision. 2013 the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will now be able to extend benefits to Federal employees and annuitants who have legally married a spouse of the same sex.Scholar Shiri Eisner states that terms such as pansexual, omnisexual, polysexual, queer, etc.are being used in place of the term bisexual because "bisexuality, it's been claimed, is a gender binary, and therefore oppressive, word" and that "the great debate is being perpetuated and developed by bisexual-identified transgender and genderqueer people on the one hand, and non-bi-identified transgender and genderqueer people on the other." Eisner argues that "the allegations of binarism have little to do with bisexuality's actual attributes or bisexual people's behavior in real life" and that the allegations are a political method to keep the bisexual and transgender movements separated, because of those who believe that bisexuality ignores or erases the visibility of transgender and genderqueer people.The workgroup convened in December 2008 and met for six months.It included LGBTQI consumers, family members, advocates, county representatives, BH-MCOs, OMHSAS staff, and academics. They then turned their time and attention to writing policy and developing training.The Initiative develops recommendations that will benefit consumers seeking or being referred to behavioral health services throughout Pennsylvania by insuring quality care unimpeded by differences of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.