Rachel Dolezal (a.k.a. Nkechi Amare Diallo), who made headlines in 2015 when it was discovered she had been masquerading as a Black woman while serving as president of the NAACP’s chapter in Spokane, is back in the news.
On Saturday, Dolezal tweeted: “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.”
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
She included a lengthy statement she had written in which she described her first kiss, which was with a girl, when she was 18.
“Just because I have been married (briefly) to a man or have had children by male partners does not mean I am not bi,” she added.
“I’ve always been attracted to a certain vibe and the body parts present matter less to me than the heart, soul, compatibility & chemistry,” she continued, noting that she has been “single & celibate for 4 years” with no plans to change that as her life is “too complicated & stressful” at the moment.
“This is my lil Pride support post to say ‘press on’ and ‘keep being you’ to the bi community,” Dolezal concluded.
Unfortunately, people didn’t seem to be feeling Dolezal’s message of support and solidarity.
Could you not.
— Mark Khristopher (@covimc9) June 16, 2019
I couldn’t invent a worse thing to happen to bisexuals than this post
— Krystal (@krysbeau) June 16, 2019
Therapy is good. pic.twitter.com/fxpqBUAJAo
— badmash (@badmashery) June 16, 2019
the bis don’t claim you ma’am
— haley ? (@halessadlemyer) June 16, 2019
— Jeffrey (@jeffinitelyyy) June 16, 2019
She can be bi and authentic in that, but you can’t say she embraces her true self… she literally lives falsely as another race every day.
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) June 16, 2019
Im sorry the LGBT community is not accepting applications at this time. Bi status revoked. pic.twitter.com/sXV1b2jc9m
— Myn? (@itsjayjong) June 16, 2019
— Olivia Peace (@oliviajpeace) June 16, 2019
my apologies to the bisexual community pic.twitter.com/TPz616yy1G
— b (@beekimmm) June 16, 2019
Next week she will claim to be Nonbinary. And by the end of the month she will claim to be a double amputee and a Veteran.
— Resident Evil (@TruResidentEvil) June 16, 2019
After several media outlets falsely reported that Dolezal had just come out as bisexual (in fact, she came out publicly as bi years ago when she compared herself to Caitlyn Jenner), the 41-year-old fired off another tweet this morning, clarifying things.
“My post for #pride2019 is not ‘coming out,'” she tweeted. “I’ve been out for a long time & have posted before.”
She also included a plug for her critically-panned, commercially-disastrous memoir In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.
Clearly a lot of people need to read my book, which I’ll remind you is the ONLY accurate, fact-checked source on my life… In my book, I talk about knowing I was bi since I was 18. My post for #pride2019 is not “coming out,” I’ve been out for a long time & have posted before ?
— Rachel Anne Doležal (@RachelADolezal) June 17, 2019
After being rejected by more than 30 publishing houses, In Full Color purportedly sold less than 500 copies when it was published by BenBella Books in 2017.