At a time when there are still public figures who live inside a glass closet, Amber is an actress who came out when she was still coming up in the industry, and has continued to be a positive, affirming queer person.
Had she decided to marry a woman, like ex-girlfriend Tasya Van Ree, we’d undoubtedly be championing her while greater straight society called her a huge loss; too “beautiful” to be gay.
It’s hugely disappointing that anyone who is part of the LGBTQ community would disrespect Amber’s (or Angelina, Anna, Evan or any one else’s) choice for her own life when it’s exactly what we’re demanding for ourselves.
We can’t control how straight people and homophobes treat bisexuality. I just don’t understand this idea that we have to choose one or the other.” —the long-awaited adaptation of a true story based on the first ever sexual reassignment surgery.
Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne plays the character of Lili Ebe, a transgender woman who has the surgery, and Amber plays her wife, Oola.
Yes, we’ve been burned before by women like Anne Heche or Sheryl Swoopes who have come out and been hugely public faces for lesbianism, and later recanted, only to say they will never be with a woman again. ” But Amber hasn’t done that, and we have to stop acting like her marriage is a personal betrayal instead of her personal happiness.“I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong. I don’t feel like millions of people are wrong because they love who they love or they were born how they were born.
It hurts to have that happen, like we’re giving conservative bigots more reason to say, “See? I’m proud to be on the right side of history and I can do nothing more than encourage people to look at their lives and ask ‘What side of history am I on?
In 2015, we still fight stereotypes and misplaced ideals of what a gay woman looks like, or how she acts.
Here’s the good news: Amber can still be one of those people.
Equality is the ability to possess what and who we want, and that extends itself to bisexual women (and men).