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'We Do Exist,' Evan Rachel Wood Raises Twitter's #BisexualAwareness

By Jason Marshall

 

It isn't news that Evan Rachel Wood identifies as bisexual, but the Across the Universe actress is standing firm in her support of the oft-criticized segement of the LGBTQIA community. 

 

 

Wood came out in 2011, but has been more than willing to talk about her sexuality since - before, during and after her relationship with Fantastic Four star Jamie Bell

The most recent convo, started Thursday after a fan asked whether or not she's still bisexual following her estrangement from Bell, got the internet buzzing after gay and lesbian advocates took notice.

 

 

We aren't sure what @ZipporahMorgan said originally; the first tweet has since been deleted.

Wood didn't stop after moving on from her family, though, as she clearly had a lot to get off her chest on the topic of #biphobia: 

"I can assure you that whatever "straight privilege" I sometimes get accused of having, gets erased by #biphobia. Remember, bisexuality doesn't mean halfway between gay or straight. It is its own identity. I think in some cases people don't want to be labeled because they are ashamed to be bisexual. And this needs to stop. I have battled with myself most of my life because I wasn't gay or straight enough. I used to think I would never be happy. I had to go through the same panic and shame and depression a lot of people in the LGBT community go through, but when I came out a new found shame took over. Bi-shame. Feeling like people are judging you all over again but for different reasons. A weight was lifted but not completely. I still feel like we have to constantly prove ourselves & our worthiness within the community."

Thankfully, the inquisitive commenter eventually apologized to Evan for her "incorrect statement" and the True Blood actress took notice. 

We're glad that got cleared up!

If you, or anyone you know, is struggling to understand their sexual identity - resources are readily available here, here, and here

 

 

tags: Evan Rachel Wood, Bisexual, Twitter, Bisexual Awareness