Hold on a second…Ehem! Chirlane McCray is Bill deBlasio’s couple? Are you sure??? I thought she bat on the other side…
Ms. McCray identified herself as a lesbian and had several long-term relationships with other women. In a seven-page essay she wrote for the September 1979 issue of Essence magazine entitled “I am a Lesbian” she honestly discussed her sexuality and expressed thankfulness that she came to terms with her first choice for women before marrying a man.
I survived the tears, the isolation and the feeling that something was terribly wrong with me for loving another woman
Ms. McCray wrote.
Coming to terms with my life as a lesbian has been easier for me than it has been for many. Since I don’t look or dress like the typical bulldagger, I have a choice as to whether my sexual preference is known.
I have also been fortunate because I discovered my preference for women early, before getting locked into a traditional marriage and having children.
She and Bill met in City Hall back in 1991 as she was working as a speechwriter for previous Mayor David Dinkins and Mr. de Blasio was the mayor’s helper for community affairs.
They got married in 1994 at a ceremony in Prospect Park they then had two children.
Before even thinking of becoming a wife of a male, she worked as an editor, magazine writer and poet. Ms. McCray was also an associate of the Combahee River Collective.
It is uncertain how she transitioned from a self-described lesbian who was sure that she “had always been more attracted to women, both emotionally and physically, than to men” to a political wife in a heterosexual marriage.
She had a girlfriend who was very special to her and they moved in together (all this before Bill), she once mentioned:
We were very sure that we loved women and preferred them as lovers
Then she was dating someone named Candice who she had been with “two and a half years” and she described as “the woman with whom I am living and with whom I hope to spend my life.”
Well…you make your conclusions here…
Her FB here.