Anna Paquin: Being bisexual is real, not about gender
|May 3, 2012||Posted by BPSTherapy under All Topics, Dating Trends, GLBT, LGBT, Pop Culture|
Having come out as a bisexual actress a few years ago, she echoes messages regarding bisexuality similar to those expressed by actress Cynthia Nixon from Sex and the City.
Despite societal views, bisexuality is a real sexual orientation, not a social construct to label people others feel are ‘sexually greedy’.
Paquin, openly bisexual, shared in a Zooey Magazine interview: “I’m sure for some people saying they’re bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they’re gay. For me, it’s not really an issue because I’m someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing. It’s not made up. It’s not a lack of decision.”
“It’s not being greedy or numerous other ignorant things I’ve heard at this point. For a bisexual, it’s not about gender. That’s not the deciding factor for who they’re attracted to.”
Bisexual men and women often face stigma.
As pointed out in previous articles, many in American culture view bisexual people as being ‘sexually greedy’ and basically attracted to everyone they meet. This is not the case. As Anna points out, there is not a ‘lack of decision’ in choosing a mate.
Bisexual people, just like heterosexual and gay/lesbian people are actively involved in whom they create dating relationships with.
Contrary to societal views, bisexuality is a very real, very human sexual orientation.
Others celebrities who have come out as being bisexual include actress Angelina Jolie, singer Christina Aguilera, singer Amber Rose, and actress Evan Rachel Wood. See a slideshow of these celebrity bisexual women here.
What is your take on bisexuality? Do you agree with True Blood star Anna Paquin? Or do you think bisexuality is not a real sexual orientation?