Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s youngest daughter, Michaela Kennedy Cuomo, identified herself as queer in a social media post.
“Today, I stand in my queer identity with pride, and in memory of those who came before me,” Michaela posted on her Instagram account Thursday night.
“I stand indebted to the activists who fought for my right to love and happiness. I stand with a helping hand outreached to those finding their way from under socially constructed boxes to emerge from the closet. I’m standing with you,” she added using three heart emojis.
Queer is an umbrella term used by people who do not identify as either solely heterosexual or gay, and is represented by the Q in LGBTQ.
“Those who are contending with the compulsive heterosexuality our society force feeds us and innate attraction beyond cis het folks, please know that you are not alone,” Cuomo’s daughter said.
“Those who have yet to claim their sexual identity due to fear of physical, psychological, or financial safety, please know that you are unconditionally worthy of love and support. To the questioning folks, know that we all reserve the right to change our minds or evolve at anytime. There is nothing wrong with you for not fitting into a limiting, socially constructed box,” she added.
“You will be loved and embraced by those whose hearts are inclusive enough to earn your expansive energy.”
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