Anna Paquin on Bisexuality and Prejudice
Anna Paquin caused a stir for all the right reasons a year ago when she came out as bisexual for the Give a Damn campaign. Now Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s hit supernatural series True Blood and is married to co-star Stephen Moyer, has decided to open up a little more about that aspect of her life in an interview with V Magazine.
Paquin, 28, is said to discuss the prejudice bisexuals face because of their orientation and her hope that, by talking about her identity and living her life authentically, she and other proud, out bisexuals can combat discrimination.
The actress seems quite concise while speaking to V Magazine about why she waited before going public with her sexuality, saying: “Frankly no one had ever asked me about being bisexual before.”
But does she think there is discrimination out there?
“There is a lot of prejudice against us,” she is quoted as saying, “but the more people talk about it, the less of a deal it will be.”
“Who people choose to sleep with or spend their lives with shouldn’t matter, not that anyone particularly cares who I’m attracted to,” she added.
The revelation of Paquin’s sexuality in the video that launched Cyndi Lauper’s Give A Damn campaign resulted in an influx of traffic that, according to the AP, downed the site for a number of hours.
The Give a Damn Campaign aims to raise awareness about a host of LGBT rights issues with a particular focus upon finding support among straight advocates.
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