‘Today I stand proudly in my queer identity’: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s youngest daughter Michaela, 23, comes out as bisexual, offering a ‘helping hand’ to others struggling to ‘come out’
- Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo opened up about her sexuality in a candid Instagram post, in which she shared two photos of herself in a ‘gay for you’ cap
- One photo had the rainbow Pride flag and the Pansexual flag in the background
- She simply started the post by saying, ‘Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo is queer’
- The Brown University graduate, younger sister of twins Mariah and Cara, also took to Instagram for “censoring the LGBTQ community”
- She accused the photo-sharing app of banning “words like lesbian and bi,” claiming it “would have stripped her ability to find queer content and community.”
- Michaela then paid tribute to the ‘activists who fought for her right to love and happiness’ while sharing her support for other LGBTQ people
- Neither Cuomo nor his ex-wife have yet publicly responded to Michaelaa’s post
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s youngest daughter Michaela has come out as bisexual in an Instagram post to celebrate her “queer identity.”
The 23-year-old Brown University graduate opened up about her sexuality in honor of Pride Month, sharing two photos of herself posing in a “gay for you” baseball cap, with a rainbow Pride flag and the Pansexual flag on it. the background .
“Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo is queer,” she began her caption, adding, “Today I stand with pride in my queer identity.”
Michaela, the daughter of Cuomo’s ex-wife Kerry Kennedy, also lashed out on Instagram, accusing the photo-sharing app of “censoring the LGBTQ community,” as well as words like “lesbian and bi,” stating that this ” stripped’. its ability to find queer content.”
Verdict: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s youngest daughter Michaela, 23, has come out as bisexual, writing on Instagram: ‘Today I stand with pride in my queer identity’
Tongue-in-cheek: Michaela opened up her sexual identity on Instagram, where she shared two photos of herself sharing a ‘gay for you’ baseball cap
“When you censor @instagram and censor words like #lesbian and #bi, you are condemning sexual identities to vulgar fetishes and porn niches,” she wrote.
“If you take away my ability to find queer content and community, you damned sexual minorities to exist on the internet only as fringe groups to objectify.
“If #bi hadn’t been censored, I might have been able to access the information and tools I would need as a bisexual person to protect myself from the increasing number of sexual victims, homelessness, hunger, unemployment, hate crime and mental health issues. ‘
Neither Cuomo nor his ex-wife have yet publicly commented on their daughter’s decision to come out, but Michaela shared a video of herself rolling over to her mother wearing her “gay for you” baseball cap. , just minutes before her post went live.
Michaela, who accompanied her father at several press conferences amid the coronavirus pandemic, advised ‘straight allies’ on how best to support ‘queer people’, urging them to ‘speak against homophobia’ as she voiced to their fear of being ‘banished’ because of her sexuality.
“For straight allies, keep in mind that we don’t know who around us is questioning their sexual identity or struggling to embrace their sexual identity,” she continued.
“Being pro-gay marriage isn’t enough to assure queer people that we won’t be banned for our sexuality. Support your friends by standing up to homophobia and actively reaching out to those members of your community whose sexual expressions may isolate you.’
Family: The Brown University graduate has taken on a much more public role during the pandemic, standing by her father’s side in several press conferences
She offered her own support to others within the LGBTQ community, as well as to anyone struggling to embrace or speak out about their own sexual identity in a society that “feeds our compulsive heterosexuality.”
“For those who struggle with the compulsive heterosexuality that our society feeds us and with an innate attraction beyond humans, please know that you are not alone,” Michaela said.
“For those who have yet to claim their sexual identity for fear of physical, psychological or financial safety, please know that you are unconditionally worthy of love and support.
“To those inquiring, know that we all reserve the right to change or evolve our mind at any time. There’s nothing wrong with you if you don’t fit into a restrictive, socially constructed box.
“You will be loved and embraced by those whose hearts are inclusive enough to deserve your expansive energy.”
Michaela and her sisters, twins Mariah and Cara, all appear to be staying with their mother at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port at the moment.