On identifying as bisexual: "I'm sure for some people saying they’re bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they're gay. For me, it’s not really an issue because I’m someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing. It’s not made up. It’s not a lack of decision. It’s not being greedy or numerous other ignorant things I’ve heard at this point. For a bisexual, it’s not about gender. That’s not the deciding factor for who they’re attracted to,” Paquin told Zooey in 2012.
In 2010, Paquin came out in “Give a Damn," a PSA for True Colors First, a gay rights organization, to help promote equality and anti-bullying. At the time, Paquin was engaged to her current husband, Stephen Moyer, but her coming out wasn’t a surprise to those close to her. Paquin, who normally keeps her personal life private, stated that she decided to proclaim her sexuality in the PSA to shed light on the issues she really cares about.