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Evan Rachel Wood spoke about her bi­sex­u­al­ity while re­ceiv­ing the Hu­man Rights Cam­paign’s Vis­i­bil­ity Award in Char­lotte, North Carolina. The ac­tress also stressed the im­por­tance of queer vis­i­bil­ity. She ex­plained that learn­ing to use her voice, de­spite be­ing taught to stay silent, gave her hope.

“There was a time, de­spite what it may have looked like on the sur­face, that the fear had gripped me so tight, and I felt bro­ken and unlov­able. And I did not think I would see to­mor­row,” said Wood. “But be­cause of the voices I lis­tened to, be­cause of the peo­ple I iden­ti­fied with, the films I had watched, the mu­sic I had heard, be­cause of words like ‘bi­sex­ual’ and the doors that it opened, I’m still here – and I didn’t miss out on the most beau­ti­ful thing I’ve seen yet, and that was my son.”

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