Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum has come out as bisexual.
He made the revelation in the highly-teased sit-down interview with Tamron Hall — his first since the public scandal in which he was found in a hotel room with two men and hard drugs.
“You didn’t ask the question, you put it out there of whether I identify as gay. The answer is I don’t identify as gay but I do identify as bisexual,” he said in the interview, which functioned as the season 2 debut of Hall’s show. “And that is something that I’ve never shared publicly before.”
In March, Gillum was found in a hotel room where there had been a drug overdose. According to police reports he was found vomiting in the room while another man was passed out. AT the time Gillum denied using any drugs and said he had “too much to drink.” Days later he said in a statement that after his race for governor he “fell into a depression that has lead to alcohol abuse.” He committed to rehab.
Gillum is married to his wife R. Jai Gillum and previously served as mayor of Tallahassee. Throughout his career he has been a vocal in fighting for LGBTQ+ rights and equality.
Tamron’s full interview with Andrew and his wife should be available soon. Check back for updates.
Andrew Gillum to @tamronhall: “I don’t identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual.”
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) September 14, 2020