I stumbled upon this Anna Paquin quote on bisexuality and had to share it because it's so rare that I see us being represented positively in the media. Sometimes I feel like the B in LGBT is the one that gets looked at as either "promiscuous" or "going through a phase" and it's so disrespectful and completely misunderstood.
The tides are turning with people being more accepting, but they give you that acceptance when they think that your label is "gay" or "lesbian," and when the word "bisexual" comes out of your mouth, there's a tangible discomfort in the room. They can't understand that you simply love the person you love regardless of gender, and that you might even be more monogamous than most straight people you know.
Anyway, my commentary is longer than the quote that inspired it at this point, and there's still so much more I could say. I'm sure there's a longer blog post brewing in my brain for the future. For now, here's the quote.
"I'm sure for some people saying they’re bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they're gay," Paquin -- who is married to her "True Blood" co-star Stephen Moyer -- tells Zooey magazine in a new interview. "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." She continues, "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."