Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum came out as bisexual during his first national media appearance since being found by police intoxicated and passed out in a room with a reported gay male escort and crystal meth.
Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum, sat down with Tamron Hall for an interview to discuss that incident and the impact it had on his career and their marriage. The Gillums have three children. During the interview, Andrew Gillum disclosed his sexuality for the first time.
"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," Gillum said. "And the answer is I don't identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual, and that is something that I have never shared publicly before."
Former Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum tells Tamron Hall he's bisexual: "That is something I have never shared publicly before" pic.twitter.com/prUW7NPk1C— The Recount (@therecount) September 14, 2020
Hey Andrew Gillum, it’s not that you’re bisexual that’s the problem. It’s the male escorts and crystal meth in a hotel room that’s the problem. Trying to use being bisexual to distract from what you did is a pretty gross way to use the gay community. Typical Democrat.— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 14, 2020
Wait. Why are y’all gushing over Andrew Gillum coming out as bisexual like he wasn’t caught high off drugs while cheating on his wife? pic.twitter.com/8w9eyTgq0d— Ethan Krane (@theEthanKrane) September 14, 2020
Andrew Gillum Says He Is Bisexual Following Miami Beach Scandal With Male Escort https://t.co/QgDF3l4GAu— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 14, 2020
I thought Democrats were out and proud, not "self-hating" like me! Why isn't Big Gay calling this out? What a piece of shit. His poor, poor wife and kids. https://t.co/IbKarNxrPm— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) September 14, 2020
The Daily Mail has obtained photos from inside Andrew Gillum's hotel room where a gay male escort had an overdose. The images show bags of white powder, illegal drugs, an injectable medicine that causes erection & sheets/towels soiled with bodily fluids. https://t.co/6nb2IduqwC pic.twitter.com/YhMljg5FP0— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) March 20, 2020