The organization was founded by Cyndi Lauper to “inspire and
engage, especially straight people, to become active participants in the
advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.”
The PSA, We Give a Damn,
features gays, straights and bisexuals stating for the camera that they all — yep, you got it — give a damn about queer rights.
Roll forward a few months and Paquin, who is married to a
straight vamp boy, is back on the record about bisexuals.
An article in the Otago Times says that Paquin told VMagazine, “There is a lot of prejudice against us, 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.”
Right on, girl. It really should not be anyone’s concern who
we are attracted to.
Although I think it is great that Paquin has the guts to
speak out, some part of me wishes she could have spoken out before she
married a man.
Still, she did and that’s what counts. Paquin also said that
she had no issue stepping forward about her sexuality and would have done it
before but “quite frankly, no one had ever asked me before.”
She could bite me any day — or night, for that matter.