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In a surprising move â that even took people close to her off guard - True Blood's sexy star Anna Paquin is publicly revealing sheâs bisexual for the very first time, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Paquin â whoâs engaged to her handsome True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer â quietly made the revelation during a top-secret taping earlier this year of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on behalf of the True Colors Fund, an organization dedicated to fighting for equal rights for everyone âgay, straight, bisexual or transgendered.
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The PSA was taped Saturday, January 30th, at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles, and a source exclusively tells RadarOnline.com that Paquin, on-camera, identified herself as being bisexual, saying: âIâm Anna Paquin. Iâm bisexual, and I give a damn.â
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"Give A Damnâ is the theme of the campaign which will feature several celebs speaking out for equality. It officially launches on-line at wegiveadamn.org at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, April 1st, but RadarOnline.com has an exclusive first look at the first two PSA's being released. Others celebs who were at the taping when Paquin made her surprising announcement included comedienne Margaret Cho and singers Mya and Jason Mraz.
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Our source tells us that people close to Paquin, who were at the shoot, did not know she was going to make the statement, and it was a surprise to them.
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The PSA featuring Paquin is the first of several spots to be unveiled on-line in the months ahead. Other celebrities taking part in the campaign include Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Judith Light, Kim Kardashian, Clay Aiken, and Wanda Sykes âall proclaiming they âGive A Damnâ about equality as they too publicly declare their sexuality, be it straight, gay or bisexual.
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The True Colors Fund is the non-profit arm of the True Colors Tour. Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the organization, according to itâs website, is dedicated âto inspire and engage everyone, particularly the straight community, to become active participants in the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) equality and ensure a strong and vibrant LGBT community.â
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Paquin, 27, plays telepathic Sookie Stackhouse on HBOâs vampire drama True Blood. This is not the first time Paquin will have surprised Hollywood. In 1994, at the tender age of eleven, the New Zealand native stunned Tinseltown when she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as the precocious child in The Piano. Her co-star, Holly Hunter, won Best Actress for her role in the film.
Paquin and Moyer announced their engagement in August of 2009. No wedding date has yet been made public.