December 18, 2009 by Amanda Morgan, GLAAD's Digital Initiatives Fellow
Actress Bai Ling, who has been open about her bisexual identity for a long time, discussed her sexual orientation in detail in an interview with Entertainment writer Mike Szymanski earlier this week.
Ling has never hid her bisexual identity from the media, even if at first it seemed like an accident. Ling told Szymanski:
“[A]t first when I was in the United States I didn’t always have an interpreter in interviews and I didn’t speak English so well. There was some confusion. My name is pronounced “bi,” so when I was asked, “Are you bi?” I said, “Yes, I am Bai.” Do you like men? “Of course!” Do you like women? “Why yes!” And later I found out what that means and I said, “Sure, I am bi!” But I think the interpreters and the reporters thought that I didn’t know what I was saying because I was so open about it. They were uncomfortable about it. Such a thing is not important for me.”