Anna Paquin: Being bisexual is real, not about gender

Anna Paquin: Being bisexual is real, not about gender

Anna Paquin: Being bisexual is real, not about gender

4 Comments on Anna Paquin: Being bisexual is real, not about gender

bisexual anna paquin true blood eonlineActress Anna Paquin of True Blood is currently expecting her first child.

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.

Source: EvilBeetGossip

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?

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    […] to the wrongful assumptions held about people, simply based on their sexuality. As Jessie J., Anna Paquin, and Cynthia Nixon have pointed out, sexuality does not define who you are. Yes, it’s a big part […]

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    […] May 27, 2012. The couple recently caught a lot of flak from the media when Nixon came out as being bisexual instead of lesbian as everyone had assumed. Sexuality, as the Tony Award nominee and Sex in the […]

  3. admin  - May 4, 2012 - 9:09 pm

    I agree on the continuum concept, but most people would not agree. In our society, as with most things, people are more comfortable if you ‘clearly’ label yourself one way or the other. Realistically speaking, sexuality is one of those things that does not always fit into those expectations!

    Thank you for your comment!

  4. Andrea  - May 3, 2012 - 10:53 pm

    I tend to think human sexuality exists along a continuum that includes people who are strictly straight, strictly gay, or bisexual. And I’d warrant a guess there are far more bisexual people than any other kind, but our culture makes it more difficult to “come out” or act on those feelings.

    “Greedy” may be one of the silliest definitions of bisexuality I’ve heard yet.

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