Rachel Dolezal Celebrates Pride Month By Coming Out as Bisexual
The infamous tale of Rachel Dolezal continues to hold relevance at a time where LGBTQ rights have been prioritized in the political landscape, as ever since she tried to come out as “transracial” many people have wondered how her cause compares to individuals who identify as the opposite gender.
With that said, as the world maintains it’s resistance to the idea of “transracial” individuals and for seemingly good reason, Dolezal has continued her fight for acceptance and understanding by sharing her life story in last year’s Netflix documentary “The Rachel Divide,” where the former NAACP chapter president explained her reasoning for previously pretending to be an African American.
Additionally, she’s written a memoir on her racial identity entitled In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, while now during Pride Month she’s taken to social media to announce that she also identifies as bisexual.
“Just wanted to take a moment to recognize Pride Month,” Dolezal recently posted on Twitter, “I am in absolutely no rush to explore a new relationship, but it still matters to stay visible. I am bisexual. #pride #bisexual”
From there, she posted a lengthier message that reflected on her first kiss with a girl at the age of 18, while noting that “Just because I have been married (briefly) to a man or have had children by male partners does not mean I am not bi. Just because I’m bi doesn’t mean I’m confused. Just because I’m bi doesn’t mean I’m ‘almost gay.’”
Meanwhile, Dolezal took to Twitter on Sunday (June 16) to correct the record by stating that she actually came out as bisexual in her aforementioned memoir, adding that “clearly a lot of people need to read my book.”
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