‘I’m Proud to Be a Happily Married Bisexual Mother.’ – Anna Paquin

‘I’m Proud to Be a Happily Married Bisexual Mother.’ – Anna Paquin

The final, seventh season of True Blood kicks off later this month on HBO, but in the meantime, series star Anna Paquin has other things to celebrate — including LGBT Pride Month! “Proud to be a happily married bisexual mother,” the actress, 31, tweeted early Monday, June 8. Looping in the Twitter handles of Equality California, the It Gets Better Project, and the NOH8 Campaign, she added, “Marriage is about love not gender.”

tweeOscar winner Paquin wed True Blood costar Stephen Moyer back in August 2010, and gave birth to their twins Charlie and Poppy just over two years later. She memorably came out as bisexual a few months before her wedding in a statement for the Give a Damn campaign. Over the weekend, the Canada-born star also praised British hubby Moyer’s participation in the massive Soccer Aid charity match in the UK.

Of her bisexuality, the former child actress told Zooey magazine in spring 2010, “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.”

The Piano star continued, “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.”


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  1. kendigin
    June 10, 06:56 Reply

    While I am fully in support of my bisexual brethren, I still do not believe it is practical for bisexuals to get married. Unless of cos its an open marriage.
    Simply bcos getting married means u may have to give up some part of ur sexuality. Bisexuality practically challenges the institution of marriage. Like why do we even need to get married in d 1st place. Y can’t being with the one u love be enough? Y must we reduce it to paper and pen?
    And does marriage even guarantee that d couple will live together happily ever after?

    • gad
      October 06, 07:26 Reply

      I’m consoled by the fact that you are not the “marriage registrar general of Nigeria”

  2. Chizzie
    June 10, 07:08 Reply

    I’ve always hated this b****. we get that you are bisexual, she doesn’t have to sing it in our ears every 5 mins. Just cause you are bisexual doesn’t make you any bit more dignified. Bisexuals always see it as being fortunate that they can have the best of both worlds. I just see them as greedy and selfish and a repository of STDs

    And I think we can all agree that yst post was a (massive) flop :p

    • pinkpanthertb
      June 10, 07:10 Reply

      No we cannot all agree. There’ll be more deep-thinking posts like that. Hope you’re ready to bang more doors viciously. 🙂

      • Chizzie
        June 10, 07:20 Reply

        that post wasn’t deep thinking. ..it was unnecessary and redundant.

        and yes more doors shall me slammed and wigs pulled off in the coming days.

        • pinkpanthertb
          June 10, 07:23 Reply

          Unnecessary and redundant? Your opinion anyway.

          Oh yes, something about bisexuals irk you, I forget. 🙂

          Good luck with all the slamming and banging. (No pun intended) 🙂

  3. Rapu'm
    June 10, 08:41 Reply

    Seriously, redundant? That she has decided to use her celebrity status to always remind people that “hey, there are bisexual dudes and ladies here too,” is redundant? Please. If our own gay celebrities will be just a little more daring, and start coming out, you’ll be surprised the magic that will happen here. The bulk of the problem with the way Nigerians see homosexuals stems from the fact that the homosexual is seen as the ‘other’, the ‘non-existent’ or ‘it can’t be my brother or sister’. I don’t want to talk for too long, I think I’ll better explore this in an article. We need to grow up, abeg (no offence intended).

    Lastly, for Kendigin to say he doesn’t think bisexuals should marry is wrong. Yes. It comes from a psyche that wants to reduce alternative lifestyle relationships to mere sexual relationship, without love. The funny thing is, Kendigin may or may not be aware of this, but that’s what he has done. A straight woman can be married and still find other men attractive; she can decide to cheat or not. Commitment in retationships doesn’t preclude attraction–we’re humans for Christ’s sake. But the thing is, you can say, okay, he or she is hot, but I have decided to love this person I’m with now, so it’s no-go-area. That doesn’t make you less straight or less gay or less bi or less whatever. The bottomline is, she is capable of loving or desiring a fellow woman, but for now, she has decided to be with a man. Just as my mother is capable of loving or desiring other men, but has currently decided to be with my father. It’s that simple.

    • Chizzie
      June 10, 08:50 Reply

      if u read my comment well u will see that I meant the previous post was redundant not this one

      and if u really knew what redundant means, u will realize dt u assuming I meant this post was redundant is out of context.

      • Rapu'm
        June 10, 09:08 Reply

        Yeah. Thank you, Chizzie for calling my attention to your comment. I have read it again, and I have found something new to say: that I have finally learnt that being gay and experiencing a lumping-together judgment, stereoptypes, etc, doesn’t mean you’ll be any less inclined to judge others by generalizing and stereotyping. Bisexuals are greedy, spread STD…you say, huh? Thanks for sharing your thought.

        • pinkpanthertb
          June 10, 09:49 Reply

          LOL. I love the sarcasm in this comment. Rapu’m is officially my most favourite commenter.

    • Chizzie
      June 10, 10:06 Reply

      I don’t see why u are so angry…the last I checked it was an opinion, u don’t have to agree with me and be aggressive about it.

      keep calm and have several seats pls

    • gad
      October 06, 07:30 Reply

      So intelligent and objective. Mum and Dad must be proud of you.

  4. Deola
    June 10, 08:54 Reply

    What is important here is the fact that I didn’t know that Anna Paquin was an Oscar Winner. I pride myself in knowing stuff like this, damn.
    I guess we really do learn something new everyday.

  5. Absalom
    June 10, 10:25 Reply

    Chizzie, what did bisexuals do to you?

  6. therealsalte
    June 10, 12:09 Reply

    Honestly speaking… This @Chizzie is a very dramatic character. Why is he biting?

  7. sensuousensei
    June 10, 12:15 Reply

    I find the comments funny. I am bisexual and I know the reactions I get when I say I am. I find it very odd that the very people who are crying to be understood do not allow others to express their sexuality freely. Maybe some people just claim to be bisexual and feel its an advantage. Maybe its an advantage or maybe its not. That’s not the issue here. Do unto others what you want them to do to you. You don’t tolerate someone because of their expressed sexuality and you expect to be tolerated? Stigmatization is everywhere, even among gay. Top versus bottom, masculine vs feminine, exclusively gay vs bisexual. So we prove that we are not better than our “persecutors”. Again let us set people free on this sexuality matter. Let those who want to marry, marry. And let those who want to remain single stay single. This is about ALLOWING.

  8. Khyma
    June 12, 03:04 Reply

    Ts impressive when i see some smart comments here from peeps like @Sensousensei. Y so judgemental and stereotypic on anothers ryt to expression?

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