Former Florida Gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, spoke candidly about his sexuality in an interview with Tamron Hall earlier this week. Gillum identifies as bisexual.
In March, police discovered Gillum intoxicated with two men in a hotel in Miami following a drug overdose. Questions and rumors began to circulate about Gillum’s sexuality, drug abuse, and infidelity.
“To be very honest with you, when you didn’t ask the question, you put it out there is whether or not I identify as gay. And the answer is I don’t identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual, and that is something that I have never shared publicly before,” Gillum told Hall.
Gillum admitted he “fell into a depression that has lead to alcohol abuse.”
His wife, R. Jai Gillum, stood by her husband on camera. She said “So many people just don’t understand bisexuality. Bisexuality is just something different. I just believe that love and sexuality exist on a spectrum. All I care about is what’s between us and what agreement we make.”
Gillum has long championed LGBTQ rights. He narrowly lost the race for governor in 2018 by only-half a percent.
Gillum addressed the incident saying “I believe we are all entitled to mistakes, and I believe we are entitled to those mistakes without having every other respectable and redeeming part of our lives invalidated.”
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