She’s Not Black, But is She Bisexual?

Disgraced civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal may not be black, as she has claimed, but is she actually bisexual, too?

Since her two whitScreen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.18.21 PMe parents have “outed” her as a1298428953335111494 Caucasian, Dolezal has resigned from her position as president of Spokane’s NAACP chapter.

She announced on Facebook: “Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me. It’s about justice. This is not me quitting; this is a continuum.”

Her parents have said that she tends to re-invent herself, and she takes on identities on a whim for self-promotion.

She was one of the youngest presidents of the NAACP. She identified in a December interview given to the Spokane Faith and Values “as a single mom who has lived on the poverty line and identifies as bisexual, perhaps some of my other demographics are also a first for Spokane.”

So far, no one has challenged her claim of bisexuality.

Mike Szymanski
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Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]