Andrew Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, came out as bisexual in an interview with Tamron Hall on Monday,in which he discussed at length an incident in a Miami hotel room where he was found inebriated in the company of two men,one of whom was later identified as a male escort.
“I don’t identify as gay,” Gillum said, “but I do identify as bisexual. And that is something I have never shared publicly before.”
Gillum also discussed turbulence in his life leading to that night,revealing that he’d fallen into depression after his close loss to Ron De Santis in the 2018 gubernatorial race, and had began to drink heavily.
However after the Miami incident,Gillum went to rehab and largely pulled back from public view.
Gillum said he is fully aware of speculation he was in a sexual relationship with Dyson,the male escort in question, but he said there was no romantic relationship between the two of them.He also made clear that he did not participate in a “sex orgy” as suggested by conservative blogger Candace Owens when she published police reports about the incident on Twitter.
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Guess Florida made the right move electing Governor Desantis
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 13, 2020
R. Jai revealed she knew of Gillum’s sexuality before they wed but she never felt it was a matter that should be discussed with the public.
“Many people just don’t understand bisexuality,” she said. “They think they can wrap their heads around gay, but bisexuality is something different.”