Hollywood has an active lesbian and gay community, and some of these stars, such as Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris, are out and proud. However, bisexuals are often viewed as on-the-fence, or worst, promiscuous and willing to be with "anything that moves," and that can be even more damaging to a star's image than the gay or straight label.
Do bisexual celebrities exist? Of course, but it's more acceptable for them to say that they're straight or gay rather than bi, even when it's clear that they're bi.
Cynthia Nixon, 45, the redhead known for her role as Miranda Hobbes on "Sex and the City," spent 15 years in a relationship with Danny Mozes, and she has two children with him. However, for the last eight years, she has been in a relationship with a woman, Christine Marinoni, and now they're engaged.
The "Wit" actress identifies as gay, but not because she doesn't identify as bisexual. It's because she doesn't like the term bisexual. Big difference.
"I don't pull out the 'bisexual' word because nobody likes the bisexuals. Everybody likes to dump on the bisexuals," says Nixon. "But I do completely feel that when I was in relationships with men, I was in love and in lust with those men. And then I met (her fiance) Christine and I fell in love and lust with her. I am completely the same person and I was not walking around in some kind of fog. I just responded to the people in front of me the way I truly felt."
The notion that "nobody likes the bisexuals," as Nixon says, would improve if more bisexuals stood up for themselves, rejected the negative attitudes, and embraced the label.
Fortunately, there are some bi celebs who have done just that, such as Lada Gaga or Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.
"I think I've always been bisexual ... It's a beautiful thing," says Armstrong. "The fact that it is an issue is kind of phobic within itself. At some point ... this should be something that's just accepted."
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