Evan Rachel Wood Opens Up About Her Struggles As A Bisexual

By : Alex Watt |


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True Blood star Evan Rachel Wood came out publicly as bisexual in an interview with Esquire in 2011.

However, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the actress and, with this week being Bisexual Awareness Week, she recently sent out a chain of tweets to discuss the struggles she has faced because of her sexuality.

The 28-year-old has always been forthright about raising awareness for the issues faced by bisexuals, but this was her most frank and open discussion about her own struggles, addressing the depression she has endured and the biphobia she has faced.

Wood first shared the Human Rights Campaign’s new brief ‘Health Disparities Among Bisexual People’, which outlines key findings from recent studies on general, sexual, and mental health risks in the bi community.

She then broke down some of the key parts of the report, first speaking out about the rates of depression among bisexuals…

She next took aim at bisexual myths about ‘straight privilege’ and described how she has actually been shamed for her sexuality, by both straight and LGBT people…

She then went on to discuss her own journey towards embracing her bisexuality, and offered words of encouragement to anyone going through the same thing…

And her tweets ended on a positive note, offering a message of support for her bisexual followers…

Bisexual Awareness Week runs from September 20-26. Credit once again to Evan Rachel Wood for speaking out about her struggles and continuing to be a source of inspiration to many people.


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