UPDATE: wegiveadamn.org is up-and-running again.
What a way to launch a website!
Hours after RadarOnline.com first broke the news that True Blood star Anna Paquin was about to publicly reveal she is bisexual, the website that featured the Public Service Announcement (PSA) in which she made the revelation CRASHED! But fortunately, there’s still one place you can see it – right here on RadarOnline.com. That’s right, we’ve got the video clip!
A statement on wegiveadamn.org reads: “ok, we didn’t expect THIS kind of traffic! Bear with us while we upgrade the servers.”
As RadarOnline.com reported exclusively shortly after 3am PST Thursday, Paquin — who’s engaged to her handsome True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer — quietly made the revelation during a top-secret taping earlier this year of a PSA on behalf of the True Colors Fund, an organization dedicated to fighting for equal rights for everyone –gay, straight, bisexual or transgendered.
The PSA – whose theme is “Give A Damn” — was taped Saturday, January 30th, at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles and includes Paquin, on-camera, identifying herself as being bisexual.
Others celebs who were at the taping when Paquin made her surprising announcement included comedienne Margaret Cho and singers Mya and Jason Mraz. A 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.
The “Give A Damn” PSA campaign officially launched on-line at wegiveadamn.org at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, April 1st, but RadarOnline.com brought you an exclusive first look at two of the PSA’s several hours before the official launch happened.
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 –all proclaiming they “Give A Damn” about equality as they too publicly declare their sexuality, be it straight, gay or bisexual.
The True Colors Fund is the non-profit arm of the True Colors Tour. Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the organization, according to it’s website, is dedicated “to 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.”
Paquin, 27, plays telepathic Sookie Stackhouse on HBO’s 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.