In a new interview with activist and author Donato Tramuto, Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo, the youngest daughter of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy revealed she identifies as “demisexual.”
According to PFLAG, the term “demisexual” is “used to describe an individual who experiences sexual attraction only after forming an emotional connection.”
Michaela said “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. When I was in high school, I discovered pansexuality and thought, ‘That’s the flag for me.’
“I’ve recently learned more about demisexuality and have believed that that identity resonates with me most,” she continued.
“I’ve definitely always dreamed of a world in which nobody will have to come out, because everybody’s sexuality will be assumed fluid and none of our business,” Michaela added. “But in a world that force-feeds cisgender heterosexuality, coming out of the closet is a lifelong process of unpacking internalized social constructions and stigmas.”
Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo publicly came out in a Instagram post a month ago, where she wrote: