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Watch: Andrew Cuomo's Daughter Michaela Comes Out As Demisexual

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday July 7, 2021

Michaela Kennedy Cuomo, the youngest daughter of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has come out demisexual.

As reported by People, Cuomo initially came out as queer in an Instagram post at the beginning of Pride Month. Now, her sexual identity journey has brought her to identifying as demisexual.

"After opening up about her queer identity last month, the 23-year-old offered more insight about her sexual orientation during a conversation last week on Instagram Live with activist and author Donato Tramuto," People reports. "During their chat, Michaela explained that identifies mostly as demisexual."

According to PFLAG, those who identify as demisexual feel sexually attracted to someone when they have an emotional bond with the person. A demisexual person can be gay, straight, bisexual, or pansexual, and can have any gender identity.

"When I was in elementary school, I feared that I was lesbian. When I was in middle school, I came out to my family and close friends as bisexual," Cuomo shared. "When I was in high school, I discovered pansexuality and thought, 'That's the flag for me.'"

But finding the right way to describe her sexuality hasn't been a straight line.

"I've recently learned more about demisexuality and have believed that that identity resonates with me most," Cuomo said.

"Michaela added that she's always evolving, despite being hesitant about speaking out due to those who assumed she was 'seeking attention,'" People writes.

In a statement, Gov. Cuomo shared with People: "I love, support and couldn't have more pride in Michaela."