Democratic Rep. Andrew Gillum Comes Out as Bisexual
Andrew Gillum revealed in an interview with Tamron Hall, his first interview since he was caught in the middle of a hotel/male escort scandal, that he is bisexual.
Of course, Andrew made headlines after he was found drunk in a hotel room with another man who may have overdosed on drugs and was treated by responders.
The other man identified himself as an escort through the website Rent Men, according to a local TV news article.
“The truth is, is that, Tamron, everyone believes the absolute worst about that day,” he said in the interview. “At this stage, I don’t have anything else to have to conceal. … What was most hurtful was this belief that I was somehow living a lie in my marriage and in my family,” he said.
“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,” he continued. “And that is something that I have never shared publicly before.”
“I literally got broken down to my most bare place, to the place where I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to live — not because of what I had done, but because of everything that was being said about me,” he said.
Photos from the scene included one of an unconscious Andrew “on the floor … literally lying in my own vomit,” as he told Tamron.
He’s come a long way and we’re sure he’s going to inspire many. Thank you, Andrew.