I am androgynous and pansexual-but how do I communicate that to people?

Not to long ago I discovered that I was androgynous which was honestly the happiest day of my life. I've never felt so good to understand who I am. I'm also pansexual. But not a lot of people are familiar with these terms. A lot of people seem to blindly say things against who I am. I don't blame them for not knowing about androygnous but I do still hurt when they use words like daugther or girls or boys. I mean why must I choose a side? I just don't know how to get people to understand exactly what I mean. It's so hard to explain to them why I'm androygnous. I mean I didn't choose to be it I just chose to accept it and now I must try and and live with it and get by with all these questions like "please check male or female for your gender" I mean what do I pick? I'm reminded every time I sign up for something or even when I'm shopping in both "men" and "women" sides of the store. I don't know what to do anymore? How do I make this huge part of me known?!

Year 2002 : A Catalyst for Change

The year 2002 represented a year where associations fighting for the homosexual cause made progress with respect to social and political change confirming and further strengthening their determination. Much remains to be accomplished. We at AlterHeros compiled a list of notable events and happenings that marked the year 2002 from the perspective of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community.