[movieperson id="166324"]Anna Paquin[/movieperson], the star of HBO vampire series "True Blood," announced that she is bisexual as part of a videotaped public service announcement.
"I'm bisexual, and I give a damn," the actress says during the PSA, which she taped on January 30 as part of the True Colors Fund's Give a Damn campaign that features celebrities encouraging people to work for the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. According to RadarOnline.com, organizers were apparently unaware that Paquin was going to make the bisexuality declaration.
The Give a Damn campaign is set to kick off on Thursday (April 1) and a series of videos featuring other celebrities, including 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 in the spot, as other celebs chime in with facts and calls to action.
"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, 27, got engaged to her "True Blood" co-star Stephen Moyer last August. On the small screen, Paquin plays telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who falls for Moyer's brooding vampire, Bill Compton. The third season of the sexually charged drama is set to debut on June 13.
When MTV News caught up with Moyer recently, he was tight-lipped about story developments between Sookie and Bill. "I don't want to give anything away!" he said.