16 Of The Best Celeb Quotes About Being Bisexual
"Bisexuality doesn't mean halfway between gay or straight. It is its own identity.”
For some reason there’s still a lot of stigma around bisexuality, which is why it’s so great that more and more celebs are speaking up publicly about being bisexual.
From Shailene Woodley and Demi Lovato to Halsey and Angelina Jolie, here’s 16 famous peeps who have done just that.
Awesome actress, activist and all around great human Shailene told The Hollywood Reporter: “I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are”.
Rumoured to have dated Cara Delevingne in the past, Michelle has always been open about her bisexuality, if not her private life (fair enough, innit). In an interview with Entertainment Weekly she said: “I've never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: 'What does she do with her vagina?'... I've gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too f***ing curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”
Billie Joe Armstrong
Studies have shown that bisexual men are far less likely to come out than bisexual women, so Billie Joe’s open declaration way back in 1995 is powerful stuff. “I think I've always been bisexual,” he told The Advocate. “I think everybody kind of fantasizes about the same sex. I think people are born bisexual, and it's just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of 'Oh, I can't.' They say it's taboo. It's ingrained in our heads that it's bad, when it's not bad at all. It's a very beautiful thing.” Agreed.
Openly bisexual Halsey addressed biphobia in Rolling Stone, saying: “There’s a ton of biphobia - people refuse to accept bisexuality as an actual sexuality.”
Amanda may be young but she’s also hella wise: “As someone who identifies as a black, bisexual woman I’ve been through it, and it hurts, and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable,” she said. “But then I realised because of Solange and Ava DuVernay and Willow and all the black girls watching this right now, that there’s absolutely nothing to change. “I definitely believe in the concept of rebellion through selfhood and rebellion by embracing your true identity no matter what you’re being told.”
Tom famously came out as bisexual in a YouTube video back in 2013, after he started dating screenwriter and director Dustin Lance Black. “My life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. That someone is a guy,” he said. “It did take me by surprise a little bit ... but it wasn't until spring this year that things just clicked, it felt right. My whole world just changed right there and then. Of course I still fancy girls, but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier."
Ange told Barbara Walters: “I was open about it [bisexuality] because I wanted people to know that I had been with a woman. I spoke about it because I’d discovered something wonderful and I thought people should know my experience was very real, very normal.”
“I don't love just men. I love people. It's not about a gender. It's just about the spirit that exudes from that other person," Kesha said in an interview with Seventeen. In a later chat with Out Magazine, she added: “I wouldn’t say I’m gay or straight -– I don’t like labeling things anyway. I just like people.”
“I think people are born bisexual and then make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society, I have no question in my mind about being bisexual,” Megan said in an interview.
Drew told Contact Music: “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual... I love a woman's body. I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful. Being with a woman is like exploring your own body, but through someone else.”
Lindsay - who famously dated Samantha Ronson back in the day (remember that?) spoke about her sexuality with Haarper's Bazaar, saying: "I don't want to classify myself. First of all, you never know what's going to happen tomorrow, in a month, a year from now, five years from now. I appreciate people, and it doesn't matter who they are. I feel blessed to be able to feel comfortable enough with myself that I can say that.” Hashtag blessed.
While Demi’s never explicitly come out as bisexual, she did have this to say when Alan Carr asked her if her song ‘Cool For The Summer’ is about getting it owwwwwn with another woman: “I am not confirming and I'm definitely not denying," she said. "All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don't think there's anything wrong with experimentation at all.”
Speaking to Complex magazine, Amber said: “I’m extremely open with my sexuality. I can be in love with a woman, I can be in love with a man. I’m not into bestiality [laughs] but as far as humans go, I definitely find beauty in everybody, whether they’re heavy-set, super-skinny, if they’re white, black, Indian, Asian, Spanish.”
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan told Marie Claire that bisexuality is: “a big part of who I am, and it always has been for as long as I can remember. I've honestly fallen in love with a man and I've honestly fallen in love with a woman. ...I don't know how you label that, it's just how it is.” She also tweeted this gem: “Remember, bisexuality doesn't mean halfway between gay or straight. It is its own identity.”
Anna set US TV host Larry King straight (no pun intended) when he asked if she was a ‘non-practising bisexual’ now that she’s married to a man. *eye-roll*. “I don't think it's a past tense thing," replied Anna. "Are you still straight if you are with somebody?... If you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn't prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn't really work like that.”
Lily Rose Depp
Not really a quote about bisexuality, but Lily’s comments about sexuality in general are still oh so relevant. “It's becoming more acceptable not to label your sexuality, to not say I only like boys, or I only like girls,” she said. “It's something that's so fluid and not set in stone. You might think you're straight for 50 years and then decide that you're gay, or vice-versa. It can change. It's a spectrum, and everybody is somewhere on the spectrum. Like whoever you want to like and feel whatever you want to feel.”
- Words by Lizzie Cox.
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