The Power of Bisexual Visibility for Bi Health Awareness Month
Over the past year, we have seen more and more celebrities come out as bisexual. While bisexual individuals comprise nearly half of all the LGBTQ community, many struggle with coming out and a wide variety of health issues. In honor of Bisexual Health Awareness Month, HRC continues to tackle the many issues still facing the bisexual community.
- •Aubrey PlazaIn July, actress Aubrey Plaza sat down with The Advocate to discuss her various acting roles and her relationship with the LGBTQ community, and in turn ended up coming out as bisexual. When asked if women ever hit on her, the Parks and Recreation star responded, “Oh, yeah. I don’t mind. I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy. Girls are into me - that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it."
- •Mara WilsonFollowing the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, actress, author and former child star Mara Wilson opened up about her sexual orientation in a series of tweets after expressing heartbreak about the tragedy. "But the LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself," she tweeted, later clarifying that she is, in fact, bisexual.
- •Kristen StewartWhile the media has gone on for months questioning Stewart’s private life, the actress took a stand while hosting Saturday Night Life earlier this year. In a monologue on the show, she spoke about how President Trump wouldn’t like her, “Because I’m, like, so gay, dude.” “You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all,” she told The Guardian. “For me, it’s quite the opposite.”
- •Bella ThorneIn August, actress Bella Thorne shared photos and a video on Snapchat where she was kissing a girl, immediately prompting questions from fans. When asked on Twitter if she was bisexual, Thorne replied, "Yes."
- •Sara Ramirez“Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez, a longtime HRC supporter and 2015 Ally for Equality honoree, made the brave decision to speak her truth in a speech at the 40 to None summit just days before National Coming Out Day 2016.