Florida Politics reports:
Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum revealed in a national interview that he identifies as bisexual. “I don’t identify as gay,” Gillum said, “but I do identify as bisexual. And that is something I have never shared publicly before.”
Gillum sat down for an interview with Tamron Hall in which he discussed at length an incident in a Miami hotel room where he was found, drunk and nude, in the same place where an acquaintance was being treated for a drug overdose.
Hall devoted the full hour of the season premiere of the “Tamron Hall Show” to the interview with Gillum and wife, R. Jai Gillum. In the hour, Gillum revealed that after his close loss to Ron DeSantis in the 2018 gubernatorial race, he began drinking heavily, including putting whiskey in his morning coffee.
“Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse,” he said. “I witnessed my father suffer from alcoholism and I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated. I also know that alcoholism is often a symptom of deeper struggles.”
Gillum lost the incredibly close Florida governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis by less than half a percentage point and was widely seen as an up-and-coming political star prior to his withdrawal from public life.
R. Jai Gillum, Gillum’s wife, told Hall that she viewed sexuality as something that exists on a spectrum. “All I care about is what’s between us and what agreement we make,” she told Hall.
Andrew Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., comes out as bisexualhttps://t.co/dr4rStsD6p
— Axios (@axios) September 14, 2020
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