“I’m bisexual, and I give a damn,” the 27-year-old actress says as part of the True Colors Fund’s Give a Damn campaign that was taped January 30 and kicked off April 1. The campaign features celebs encouraging people to work toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, MTV news reports. Paquin was a bit of a surprise, as organizers were unaware that she was going to declare her bisexuality through the PSA.
The campaign includes a series of videos that also include stars like: Kim Kardashian, Elton John, Cynthia Nixon, Clay Aiken, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Jason Mraz, Mya, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne and True Colors Fund co-founder Cyndi Lauper.
“One hate crime is committed approximately every hour of every day in this country,” Paquin says, while other celebs add in facts about discrimination.
“Imagine walking down the street and wondering if this is the day you’ll get beaten up or even killed, simply because of who you are,” Elton John says.
Adds Mraz, “It is time for things to change!”
Paquin, a New Zealand native, got engaged to Stephen Moyer, her “True Blood” co-star last August. She plays a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse, who falls for Moyer’s vampire, Bill Compon. The premier of the third season kicks off on June 13 on HBO.
MTV News asked Moyer for some inside scoop on the third season, but he wasn’t spilling the beans. “I don’t want to give anything away!” he said.