Lottie Moss reveals she is pansexual: here’s what it means

Laura Hampson
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Lottie Moss celebrates Mithridate fashion launch on October 28, 2019 (Getty)
Lottie Moss celebrates Mithridate fashion launch on October 28, 2019 (Getty)

Lottie Moss, the younger sister of supermodel Kate Moss, has revealed she is pansexual.

The model, 22, was responding to a question during a Q&A session on her Instagram that asked if she would ever date a woman.

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Moss replied: “I'm pansexual so I don't really mind... any gender. It kinda changes every day as well. It depends on who I meet.”

But what does it mean to be pansexual?

The word ‘pansexual’ is derived from the Greek prefix pan, meaning “all”.

To be pansexual means that gender is not factored into the equation at all, whereas bisexuality focuses more on gender.

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GLAAD, an organisation supporting LGBTQ+ representation in the media, explained: “While being bisexual means being attracted to more than one gender, being pansexual means being attracted to all gender identities, or attracted to people regardless of gender.”

What other celebrities are pansexual?

Moss joins several other celebrities who have, in recent years, revealed they are pansexual.

Layla Moran

Earlier this year Layla Moran became the first openly pansexual member of parliament (Getty)
Earlier this year Layla Moran became the first openly pansexual member of parliament (Getty)

Earlier this year Liberal Democrats MP, Layla Moran became the first openly pansexual member of parliament.

At the time, Moran described to PinkNews what it was like to fall in love with a woman: “It was really wonderful on the one hand, but also quite surprising for me in how I had identified before.

“It wasn't really something I had done before or considered before, but sometimes when you meet the right person, it just kind of happens.”

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne attends the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 9, 2020 (Getty)
Bella Thorne attends the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 9, 2020 (Getty)

When actress, Bella Thorne revealed she was pansexual on Good Morning America, she said: “I’m actually pansexual and I didn’t know that. Somebody explained to me really thoroughly what that is. You like beings. You like what you like. Doesn’t have to be a girl or a guy or a he or she or they or this or that. It’s literally you like personality. You just like a being.”

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Cara Delevigne

Cara Delevigne at Paris Fashion Week, February 2020 (Getty)
Cara Delevigne at Paris Fashion Week, February 2020 (Getty)

British model, Cara Delevigne, told Variety earlier this year: “I always will remain, I think, pansexual. However one defines themselves, whether it’s ‘they’ or ‘he’ or ‘she,’ I fall in love with the person — and that’s that. I’m attracted to the person.”

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus at the 2019 Grammy Awards (Getty)
Miley Cyrus at the 2019 Grammy Awards (Getty)

While Miley Cyrus revealed she identified as a pansexual in 2015, she expanded on it a bit more in an interview with Variety in 2016: "I always hated the word 'bisexual', because that’s even putting me in a box. I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl."

Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett outside BBC Studios in August, 2019 (Getty)
Joe Lycett outside BBC Studios in August, 2019 (Getty)

British comedian, Joe Lycett originally came out as gay in high school but told inews in 2018 that he now describes himself as pansexual. He added: “I say bisexual because it’s easy for people to understand but I actually don’t quite think it’s that. Pansexual seems to be the closest thing at this point. In the sense that, what I’m attracted to changes depending on intangible things. Sometimes you just look at someone’s thighs and think, ‘Oof, God, yeah’, but the other parts don’t appeal to you. It’s not entirely to do with gender – it’s to do with where you’re at, your upbringing and the kind of person you are. It’s really complicated, like life is.”

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae performs during the 2019 Coachella Festival (Getty)
Janelle Monae performs during the 2019 Coachella Festival (Getty)

In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2018, Janelle Monae said: "I read about pansexuality and was like, 'Oh, these are things that I identify with too.' I'm open to learning more about who I am."

Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday at the 2020 Grammy Awards (Getty)
Tess Holliday at the 2020 Grammy Awards (Getty)

During an interview with Nylon in 2019, plus-size model Tess Holliday responded to the interviewer asking if she was bisexual: “Thank you so much for asking. I've been thinking a lot about my relationship to my own queerness, and I think the word pansexual speaks to me more than bi does.”

Brendan Urie

Brendan Urie attending the MTV Europe Music Awards 2018 (Getty)
Brendan Urie attending the MTV Europe Music Awards 2018 (Getty)

Panic! At the Disco frontman, Brendan Urie told Paper Magazine in 2018: “Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don't care. If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart's in the right place. I'm definitely attracted to men. It's just people that I am attracted to.”

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