With Anna Paquin publicly taking down anyone confused about bisexuality in marriage, Grazia writer Anna Hart explains why she's proud to be happily married to a man... but still bisexual.
[Writer Anna Hart]
Anna Paquin has been speaking out again this week about after having tweeted ‘Proud to be a happily married bisexual mother. Marriage is about love not gender” in support of Gay Pride month in Los Angeles last month. On Late Night with Seth Meyers, she said “There's people that think that monogamy and bisexuality are mutually exclusive. That's their problem not mine.” I understood right away why she’d been moved to do so.
Like Anna, I identify as bisexual, and like her, I’ve been married to a man for the past four years. But the strange thing about bisexuality is that it becomes oddly invisible once you enter a committed relationship; move in with a man and people assume you’re straight, marry a woman and people assume you’re gay.
Anna Paquin’s tweet was a powerful way of reminding people that you don’t stop being a bisexual woman just because you marry a man.
I was 19 and studying in Glasgow when I realised that my sexuality wasn’t as straightforward as I’d thought. I met a beautiful girl called Lola* at a student party. We both fell hard and fast for each other. The only complicated bit was deciding what to tell people about it. Coming out as gay, whilst far from
Anna Paquin (here with husband Stephen Moyer) has revealed she's bisexual [Getty]
The full version of this article is in this week's issue of Grazia, on sale now.