Speaking to television presenter Juju Chang, the former Disney child star said: “I’m actually pansexual and I didn’t know that. Somebody explained to me really thoroughly what that is.”
The 21-year-old went on to explain what the term means, describing it as when a person likes “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,” Thorne said.
“You just like a being.”
LGBT+ rights charity Stonewall defines the term as “a person whose romantic and/or sexual attraction towards others is not limited by sex or gender”.
This can include those who identify as transgender, non-binary, intersex and more.
Thorne is currently in a relationship with Italian pop star Benjamin Mascolo and she posted pictures from a holiday with the singer in Sicily last month.
Thorne opened up about the trio’s romance during an interview with Gay Times in February 2019, saying: “I don’t think anybody will really understand the bonds that I share with Mod or Tana.
“Yeah, we joke around about poly, but we aren’t in the sense that we don’t put a word, a box or label too many things. It is what it is.”
The singer was speaking to fans in an Instagram Live video and explained that he is attracted to both men and women.
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