Singer-songwriter Kehlani came out as queer on Sunday in a series of tweets.
Tweeted Kehlani, in a tweet that’s since been removed (explanation below): “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?”
She added, in another removed tweet: “and since we on that… i’m the LEAST attracted to straight men, y’all really adorable sometimes tho. bisexual men really are little gifts from god tho.”
She was asked by a fan why she chose to use the word “queer” instead of “gay”.
She later added: “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”
She said the reason she deleted her original tweet was that she didn’t want to offend anyone by using the word “queer” to describe herself.