In anticipation of Bisexual Awareness Week (#BiWeek) — which begins Sept. 20 — the out and proud American bisexual activist, actress and mom Evan Rachel Wood, has shared more personal insight into bisexuality via a series of passionate, educational and enlightening tweets.
On Thursday night (Sept. 17), Wood began by quoting a Human Rights Campaign blog post published earlier that day entitled, “Bisexual Adults Face Heightened Risk for Health Issues Including Cancer, STDs and Depression” .The report highlights research about bisexual individuals’ mental, physical and sexual health, and urges more inclusive studies about the bi community.
“The reality is that bisexual people face discrimination not only outside of our community, but also from within. And that can discourage them from engaging in and benefitting from the work that LGBT advocates are doing to address our mental, physical and sexual health,” Wood wrote on Twitter, quoting HRC.
After sharing those select quotes from HRC’s blog post, the 28-year-old continued by lamenting the discrimination that bisexual people face, even within the LGBT community. She also clarified to one user Twitter user that having a two-year-old son with her ex-husband, Jamie Bell, doesn’t change her identity on the sexual spectrum; she is, as she says, “still bisexual.” (via Bisexual Women