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Anna Paquin Defends Being 'Queer Enough' After A Troll Attacks Her Marriage
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Anna Paquin Defends Being 'Queer Enough' After A Troll Attacks Her Marriage


This week, after being chastised for both her sexuality and her marriage to Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin took a strong stance against bisexual erasure.

On Monday, the “True Blood” and “X-Men” actor celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia with a series of colorful Instagram posts.

A day later, she posted, "I'm a proud bisexual who is married to a wonderful human who happens to be a man." She captioned it, "If he doesn't have a problem with it, why should anyone else?"

This post was shared by Anna Hélène Paquin (she/her) (@_annapaquin) on Instagram.

Later that day, she posted a second message with an even more pointed message:

This post was shared by Anna Hélène Paquin (she/her) (@_annapaquin) on Instagram.

The two posts appeared to be in response to comments on Instagram from users accusing Paquin of exploiting her bisexuality for publicity purposes.

“I am tired of seeing ‘bi’ celebrities constantly advocate for it only to end up conventionally married to men with multiple children, living the so-called white-picket-fence life,” one commenter on Paquin’s Instagram Stories said.

“Ah yes... the ‘you aren’t queer enough’ BS,” the Oscar winner scribbled over the image, as seen in a screenshot published by People.

Paquin came out as bisexual in a March 2010 video for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors United organization, which was known as the True Colors Fund at the time, and married Moyer in Los Angeles later that year after meeting on the set of "True Blood."

Paquin has used her platform numerous times since then to dispel long-held misconceptions about bisexuality.

“I'm sure for some people, saying they're bisexual feels less scary than saying they're gay,” she told Zooey magazine in 2012. “For me, it's not really an issue because I believe being bisexual is a real thing. It's not made up. It's not a lack of decision.”

“It’s not greed or any of the other ignorant things I’ve heard at this point,” she added. “It’s not about gender. That’s not the deciding factor for who they’re attracted to for a bisexual.”

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