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Actress Holland Taylor: ‘I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.’

Actress Holland Taylor: 'I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.'

On a guest appearance on WNYC’s popular podcast “Death, Sex & Money,” 72-year-old Holland Taylor emotionally discussed her sexuality in a refreshingly matter of fact way. She spoke to host Anna Sale about her partner and the idea of getting married to her, among other other things:

Well, my relationship is with a woman, and I have not — 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 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.

As for whether this means she’s “come out,” Holland said that’s not how it works for her:

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.

Listen to the podcast here:

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