Andrew Gillam says he identifies as bisexual

“To be very honest with you, when you don’t ask questions, you put it out whether I identify as gay or not. And the answer is whether I don’t identify as gay. I am, but I identify as bisexual, and it’s something I’ve never shared in public before, “Gillam told journalist Temron Hall in an candid interview on her eponymous talk show.

The emotional interview with Gillam, a former CNN contributor, centered on a February incident in which he was found “inbuilt” by police who were responding to a “possible drug overdose” in a Miami hotel room, according to a police report accordingly .

The police report states that officers, who at the time told CNN that they were not currently pursuing criminal charges, arrived at the scene after midnight and found Gillam and another man, Aldo Meijis, in the hotel room had got. Gillam apologized at the time, and announced the following month that he would enter rehab.

“Everyone believes the worst about that day. At this time, I have nothing else to hide,” Gillam said in the interview. “I really broke down in my barest place, where I didn’t even believe I wanted to live. Not because of what I had done, but because of what was being said about me.”

“What was most painful was that I was somehow lying in my marriage and my family. It was the most beneficial for me. Because I believe that we are entitled to all the wrongs, and I believe “We are entitled to those mistakes. It became illegal without respecting every other and redeeming part of our lives,” he said, adding that “something else was assumed” about him based on the incident.

Gillum lost in the Florida Gubernatorial race to Republican Ron DeSantis in November 2018, winning after a long battle that included a statewide turnout. The campaign, however, made Gillam a household name in national democratic politics. Prior to running for governor, Gillam was the mayor of Thalassi from 2014–2018 and a city commissioner from 2003–2014.