Kehlani Comes Out On Twitter: "I'm Queer"
The since-deleted tweets are hella powerful.
Snaps to Kehlani, who's not only celebrating her birthday this week but has also been using Twitter to share a few details about her sexuality with her fans.
Coming out publicly as queer in a series of since-deleted tweets, she explained why the label makes the most sense for her when it comes to love.
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In a series of tweets, Kehlani wrote: “Cuz i keep geddin asked.. I’m queer. not bi, not straight. i’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papi hello good morning. does that answer your questions?” [sic]
“I’m the LEAST attracted to straight men, y’all really adorable sometimes tho," she continued. "Bisexual men really are little gifts from god tho.”
Asked why 'queer' and not 'gay' makes the most sense to her as a label, Kehlani explained: "I felt gay always insisted there was still a line drawn as to which 'label' of human i was attracted when i really jus be walking around thinking ERRYBODY FINE."
Hours later Kehlani went on to delete the tweets and asked why she had 'retracted' her thoughts, she explained that this was because she said it was “because I am being corrected about the way in which i listed the gender spectrum and i’m super super sensitive to being offensive especially when i’m only trying to appreciate.”
“Point is,” she added, “i love love, and that love lies in every gender there is."
“I always want to be corrected & educated when i am wrong. if i tweet something any form of incorrect, please let me know because i have a massive responsibility by having a platform.”
AMEN - not just to Kehlani wanting to share her sexuality with us but that she's owning how important it is to listen, be understanding and take correction with grace when it's valid. We're all learning, after all.