Actress Evan Rachel Wood Has ‘Important’ Message About Bisexuality

Everyone, stop what you’re doing. Actress Evan Rachel Wood has an important message about bisexuality.

For Bisexual Awareness Day, which is on Sept. 23, Barefoot actress Evan Rachel Wood wants to let people know that despite other significant world matters, being bisexual is still a thing.

According to a website for the larger weeklong event, the purpose of the special day is “to accelerate the cultural acceptance of bisexual people around the world.”

Wood, who revealed back in 2011 that she is bisexual, turned to her Twitter page this week to share statistics and personal struggles she faced when dealing with her own sexual orientation.

“The reality is that bisexual people face discrimination not only outside of our own community, but also from within,” Wood wrote, quoting Human Rights Campaign. “And that can discourage them from engaging in and benefiting from the work that LGBT advocates are doing to address mental, physical, and sexual health.”

“Bisexual adults have double the rate of depression than heterosexual adults, and are more likely to engage in self-harming behavior, including attempting suicide,” she continued.

Bisexualweek.com reports the White House held its first bisexual community issues Roundtable on Bisexual Day in 2013.

Those who observe the day identify as bisexual, pansexual, and gender fluid, per the site.

Check out Wood’s tweets below:


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