Evan Rachel Wood Opens Up About Bisexuality, Feelings of Suicide at Human Rights Campaign Gala

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Evan Rachel Wood is getting candid about her bisexuality.

The Westworld star spoke out about her sexuality -- and her feelings of suicide -- at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala on Saturday, where she was honored with the HRC Visibility Award.

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Wood, who shares a son with ex-husband Jamie Bell, and is currently engaged to Zach Villa, her partner in the musical duo Rebel and a Basketcase, described herself as a "tomboy from Raleigh," who "thought women were beautiful."

"I thought women were beautiful," the 29-year-old actress declared, stating that her attraction to the same sex started at age 12. "But because I was born that way, I never once stopped to think that was strange or anything to fear."

Throughout her life, however, Wood admitted she "buried" her feelings as a result of the anti-gay hate speech that surrounded her, confused by her attraction to men. "I also thought that men were beautiful," she added. 

"There was a time, despite what it may have looked like on the surface, that the fear had gripped me so tight, and I felt broken and unlovable. And I did not think I would see tomorrow," said Wood, who revealed her bisexuality on Twitter in 2012.

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"But because of the voices I listened to, because of the people I identified with, the films I had watched, the music I had heard, because of words like 'bisexual' and the doors that it opened, I’m still here," she continued. "And I didn't miss out on the most beautiful thing I've seen yet, and that was my son."

See Wood's powerful speech below:

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The actress' son clearly means a lot to her. In fact, Wood took a moment to thank her little guy at the Critics' Choice Awards in November.

"I do all of this for you," she emotionally shared while accepting the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

See more in the video below.