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7 Out Celebrities Who Won't Use the 'B' Word - Bisexual

7 Out Celebrities Who Won't Use the 'B' Word - Bisexual

7 Out Celebrities Who Won't Use the 'B' Word - Bisexual

Cate Blanchett said earlier this week she's had relationships with women but stopped short of labeling herself. She's not the first...

In advance of her role in girl-on-girl romance film Carol, actress Cate Blanchett just spilled the beans to Variety magazine about the fact she's had relationships with both men and women. But she never actually used the word bisexual. We look at some other celebs who've chosen not to use the "b" word either ... 

Is labeling a sexuality an oppressive concept or does refusing to adopt  the “bisexual” label contribute further to bi invisibility? Let us know in the comments below!

Miley Cyrus


Launching her Happy Hippie Foundation campaign to help homeless LGBT youth a week ago, the Disney-child-actress-turned-pop-sex-siren told the Associated Press that not all her relationships have been “straight or heterosexual”. 



Cynthia Nixon


The Sex and the City star told the Daily Beast in 2012“I don’t pull out the ‘bisexual’ word because nobody likes the bisexuals. Everybody likes to dump on the bisexuals.”



Lindsay Lohan


“[I'm not] really [bi] - I like being in a relationship with a guy,” the actress told the Daily Mail newspaper in 2013. “But there’s something just different about it with a woman. When I was with Samantha [Ronson], I didn’t want to leave, because I didn’t want to be alone.”

Gillian Anderson


The X-Files actress came out as having had a relationship with another woman after the death of an ex-lover. She told the Times newspaper she that she is “aware of the need for being open about fluid sexuality” but has not yet called herself bisexual. 

Mel B 


The ex-Spice Girl informed the Guardian newspaper in 2014: "People call me lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual, but I know who's in my bed and that's it. I have a huge libido and a great sex life… Well, I did have a four-year relationship with a woman. But I've been very happily married for seven years to a penis. Ha ha! An amazing guy."



Back at the start of 2010, pop star Ke$ha told Out magazine: “I like people. I wouldn’t say I’m gay or straight – I don’t like labeling things anyway. I just like people.”



Maria Bello


The Oscar-nominated actress came out in a New York Times op-ed she titled "Coming Out as a Modern Family" in Dec. 2013. She openly wrote about falling in love and beginning a relationship with her best female friend while her son's dad was still very much a part of all of their lives. She refrained from using the "b" word however and instead called herself a, "whatever." Later she told the Huffington Post, "Things shift and change and it's fluid, and I think the younger generation is knowing that more and [is] excited about it. It's not static -- life just isn't -- and we have to create better labels to embrace the beauty of who we are."


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