Pansexuality is defined as the romantic, emotional and/or sexual attraction to any person regardless of their gender and/or identity. Here are some other terms that may be helpful to understand when understanding sexuality.
Sexuality - a person sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviors towards other people
Gender - A socially structured view of what characteristics of masculinity and femininity look like
Nonbinary - A person who identifies outside of the gender binary, this person is not male or female
Genderfluid - A person who expresses gender but does not consistently identify within one gender
Bisexual - A Person who is romantically and/or sexual attracted to men and women
The Pansexual flag was created how most of the other LGBTQ+ pride flags have been, by an anonymous social media user named Jasper V. They created the design of the flag with the intention of separating Pansexuals from the Bisexual umbrella, giving the pansexual community its own symbol and recognition. The design is simple, from top to bottom it is three horizontal stripes; one yellow, one magenta, and one cyan.
Yellow - Attraction to those who identify as nonbinary
Magenta - Attraction to women
Cyan - Attraction to men
A very simple definition of pansexual would be people that have romantic and sexual attraction to all other people. There are no "requirements" to pansexuality. Each person still has their own preferences and may prefer certain features or certain traits about a person but they can like all people.
In the original flag or the first LGBTQ pride flag created by Gilbert Baker, the colors meant the following:
Yellowfor the sun
Violetfor the soul
The rainbow pride flag has since been simplified and only consists of five of the original colors.