Holland, usually reluctant to speak about her personal life, told in the interview to be in a relationship with a younger woman.
"... My relationship is with a woman," she has said. "It’s awkward because if I talk about relationships in my life or people that have been in my life, or somebody I’ve been seeing for a while or this, that and the other thing, I’d like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, "So have you come out?" No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out."
She continues with her views on marriage: "Given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me. But she’s mentioned it because just from a spiritual point of view, from a heart point of view, as a — as a — as a deed that has a very rich symbolic gesture to it, it has its attraction. But it’s been a very casual conversation at this point. But it’s not — it would be a very private thing. I would not do that publicly. But as a symbol, as a pledge, as a plighting one’s troth I would see it — that it would be a wonderful thing to do."
However, she rejects the political side of marriage: "Well I feel at this point in the conversation it feels kind of awkward. Now I feel very very shy of it. I’ve been really wrestling with this lately because most of my relationships have been with women and I don’t like talking about them because I don’t like talking about the politics of it all because I’m not political about it. I think we’re ridiculous in this country (the US) about it. Ridiculous."
I understand this point of view even if I don't agree. We have no choice but to politicize LGBT rights. I would like to automatically have the same rights as others, but that's not the case.
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