Celebrating #BisexualAwarenessWeek

Last Updated 19.09.2019
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In a study published by YouGov one-third of 18–24-year-old respondents in the U.S. and Israel choose to put themselves along the sexuality spectrum and not on either end of it. About 50% of the young people in the United Kingdom don’t view themselves as 100% straight or gay.

TAIMI — LGBTQI+ Dating & Social Network truly believes that Bisexual Awareness Week is an important time to recognize & showcase bisexual+ diversity.Bisexual Awareness Week started after the creation of Bisexual Visibility Day, GLAAD co-founded it in order to educate people on all the hurdles bisexual community faces.So, without further delay, here are just a few famous bisexual+ people that we all know and love.Ryan Russell name="3c40" id="3c40" class="graf graf--figure graf--iframe graf--layoutOutsetLeft graf-after--h3">The NFL free-agent opened-up in a first-person emotional essay published by ESPN.In an essay Russell wrote: “My truth is that I’m a talented football player, a damn good writer, a loving son, an overbearing brother, a caring friend, a loyal lover, and a bisexual man.”Julianne Hough name="3d5e" id="3d5e" class="graf graf--figure graf--iframe graf--layoutOutsetLeft graf-after--h3">America’s Got Talent judge recently spoke out about her sexuality in an article published in Women’s Health Magazine.Hough says, she had an open exchange with her professional hockey player husband Brooks Laich, she told him: “‘You know I’m not straight, right?’ And he was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?’ I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you.’”Anna Paquin name="fd1f" id="fd1f" class="graf graf--figure graf--iframe graf--layoutOutsetLeft graf-after--h3">The Canadian actor has been very vocal about her sexuality for quite some time.In 2010 the X-Men star revealed she was bisexual in a video for The Give a Damn Campaign stating: “I’m Anna Paquin. I’m bisexual and I give a damn.”In 2014 Paquin tweeted that she is a “proud bisexual mother”Alan Cumming

The TV and film actor is very vocal about his bisexuality. In an interview with Oasis magazineCumming said “For me, bisexual is a good thing, because it’s in the middle,” the actor, who is married in 2007 Grant Shaffer underlined.“Even now that I have a husband, who’s a man, I still find lots of people attractive.”Vanessa Carlton name="cfa4" id="cfa4" class="graf graf--figure graf--iframe graf--layoutOutsetLeft graf-after--h3">The singer came out as bisexual during Nashville Pride.Carlton was headlining the event in 2011.“I’ve never said this before, but I am a proud bisexual woman,” she told the crowd.Lilly Singh name="0856" id="0856" class="graf graf--figure graf--iframe graf--layoutOutsetLeft graf-after--h3">The first woman to host a late-night comedy show on NBC tweeted earlier this year about her identity. A simple checklist: Female, colored, bisexual.Singh wrote: “Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time,” Singh wrote. “But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many ‘boxes’ you check, I encourage you to do the same.Willow Smith name="b5a3" id="b5a3" class="graf graf--figure graf--iframe graf--layoutOutsetLeft graf-after--h3">The daughter of acting powerhouses Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith came out in an episode of Facebook web-series Red Table Talk.Smith said, “I love men and women equally and so I would definitely want one man, one woman,” Willow Smith said. “I feel like I could be polyfidelitous with those two people.”

By TAIMI on September 19, 2019.Canonical linkExported from Medium on July 7, 2020.

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