Rachel Dolezal — the former president of a Washington state NAACP chapter who was outed as white in 2015 — has announced she’s bisexual.
“Just wanted to take a moment to recognize Pride Month,” she wrote on Twitter over the weekend. “I am in absolutely no rush to explore a new relationship, but it still matters to stay visible. I am bisexual.”
The Blaze Reports:
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. I am bisexual. #pride #bisexual pic.twitter.com/u8nu7FuqYN
— Rachel Anne Doležal (@RachelADolezal) June 16, 2019
What else did she say?
Dolezal’s post included additional commentary saying, “My first kiss was with a girl when I was 18” and that just because she was briefly married to a man and had children by male partners “does not mean I am not bi.”
“Just because I’m bi doesn’t mean I’m confused,” she added. “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 mean less to me than the heart, soul, compatibility & chemistry.”
Dolezal also wrote that she’s been “single & celibate” for four years and has no plans to change that “any time soon” since her life is too “stressful” and “complicated.”
What’s Dolezal’s background?
Dolezal’s white parents outed her as white in June 2015. At the time Dolezal was president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, and even taught Africana studies at Eastern Washington University the previous fall.
Dolezal defended her identity at the time: “I would definitely say that, ‘Yes, I do consider myself to be black.'”
After her race was revealed, the NAACP said it would stand behind Dolezal.
“One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership,” according to the NAACP’s statement at the time. But Dolezal stepped down from her post that same month.
In addition, Dolezal’s 2002 lawsuit against Howard University — in which she alleged she was discriminated against because she was white — soon surfaced and added fuel to the fire.
But a year after her story made national headlines, Dolezal appeared on NBC’s “Today” and said, “I don’t have any regrets about how I identify. I’m still me, and nothing about that has changed.”
In April, she agreed to pay nearly $9,000 in restitution and complete 120 hours of community service to avoid going to trial on welfare fraud charges.
From The Blaze