Rachel Dolezal, the Caucasian woman who pretended to be a black woman and even went ahead to change her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo after she was exposed, has marked the Pride Month by coming out as a bisexual.
The former head of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Washington’s chapter made the announcement via her social media accounts. Sharing a selfie of herself, she wrote:
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. 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. So, although I’ve been single & celibate for 4 years and don’t plan to change that any time soon (my life is too complicated & stressful), this is my lil Pride support post to say “press on” and “keep being you” to the bi community
Back in 2015, she was exposed by her parents that is actually white after pretending to be black for years.
“She is Caucasian. She is white,” her dad, Lawrence Dolezal, said 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.
In 2016, she changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo with the hopes that it would help salvage her reputation after the scandal.