Gov. Cuomo’s Daughter Says She’s ‘Demisexual’ After Coming Out Previously As ‘Bisexual’

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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daughter Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo said she’s “demisexual” after coming out in June as “bisexual.”

“When I was in elementary school, I feared that I was lesbian,” Michaela told the New York Post. The comments were noted by the Daily Wire in a piece published Tuesday. (RELATED: Rudy Giuliani’s Daughter Says Threesomes Have Made Her A ‘Better Person’)

“When I was in middle school, I came out to my family and close friends as bisexual,” she added. “When I was in high school, I discovered pansexuality and thought, ‘That’s the flag for me.’ And I’ve recently learned more about demisexuality, and have believed that that identity resonates with me most.” (RELATED: Cuomo Set To Make Over $5 Million From His Book Deal)

Demisexuality is the label applied to people who “only feel sexually attracted to someone when they have an emotional bond,” according to WebMD.

The governor’s 23-year-old daughter said she’s “always dreamed of a world in which nobody will have to come out, because everybody’s sexuality will be assumed fluid […] but in a world that force-feeds cisgender heterosexuality, coming out of the closet is a lifelong process of unpacking internalized social constructions and stigmas.”

Kennedy-Cuomo said that when she first came out as “queer” in June, she worried it would be seen as “attention-seeking” since it’s “hip or cool to not be hetero” in her “liberal bubble.” Kennedy-Cuomo made a post on Instagram during Pride month to announce she is “queer,” adding, “#HappyPrideMonth to the whole spectrum of sexualities!”

“To those who are contending with the compulsive heterosexuality our society force feeds us and innate attraction beyond cis het folks, please know that you are not alone,” she continued. (RELATED: There’s A New Dating Term Called ‘Fauci-ing’)


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“To those who have yet to claim their sexual identity due to fear of physical, psychological, or financial safety, please know that you are unconditionally worthy of love and support,” her post continued. “To the questioning folks, know that we all reserve the right to change our minds or evolve at anytime.”