‘A Liberal Democrat MP has criticised Parliament as a “weird, backwards place” for LGBTQ people as she came out as pansexual.
Layla Moran said coming out in the context of being an MP had been “slightly more difficult” than telling her friends and family.
She said it was “surprising” for her when she started a relationship with a woman but said her sexuality was not about “physical attributions of the person you fall in love with, it’s about the person themselves”.
It differs from bisexuality, where people are attracted to more than one gender, because pansexuals describe not recognising gender as part of their attraction.
In an interview with the PinkNews website published on Thursday, the 37-year-old said she had previously only had relationships with men but about six months ago she started a relationship with a woman she met through work.
“It was really wonderful on the one hand, but also quite surprising for me in how I had identified before,” the Oxford West and Abingdon MP said.’