Rachel Dolezal, the 'transracial' activist who rose to fame after she was publicly outed for posing as Black to become president of the NAACP‘s chapter in Spokane, has come out as bisexual.
Rachel officially came out to the public via an Instagram post:
"Just wanted to take a moment to recognize Pride Month 🌈 I am in absolutely no rush to explore a new relationship, but it still matters to stay visible. My first kiss was with a girl when I was 18. I am bisexual. 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," she wrote in the post.
"Just because I’m bi doesn’t mean I’m any less monogamous or into threesomes. I’ve always been attracted to a certain vibe and the body parts present matter less to me than the heart, soul, compatibility & chemistry. So, don’t ignore or delegitimize the “B” In LGBTQI... It’s a real identity. We are here, and no one’s opinion is going to make me gay or straight or not bi."
Dolezal infamously stepped down in 2015 as president of the NAACP’s chapter in Spokane, Wash., when it was revealed that she is white.
“She is Caucasian. She is white,” her dad, Lawrence Dolezal, said back in 2015. “I’m Caucasian. My wife is Caucasian. We’re of primarily European descent, though there’s a small amount of American Indian."
“We’re not aware of any African American in our lineage. If anyone found any, we would embrace it, but it’s just not there," he said.