By Jonathon Van Maren
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has had a rough year. On the heels of a book titled American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Americans discovered that Cuomo had spent the pandemic forcing COVID patients into long-term care homes, killing thousands of elderly New Yorkers. His leadership credentials took a further hit when it was revealed that his feminism was limited to legalizing abortion until birth but did not preclude making passes at young staffers. Like so many liberal men, he appeared bewildered at the accusations, as he presumably felt that these young women had been privileged to receive his attentions.
But Cuomo’s progressive credentials have been burnished once again as his daughter Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo (the governor’s ex-wife is Kerry Kennedy, the seventh child of Robert F. Kennedy) is again publicly discussing her “sexuality” or whatever. In June, she marked “pride month” by coming out as “queer” on Instagram, sympathizing with “those who are contending with the compulsive heterosexuality our society force feeds us” and stating that “we all reserve the right to change our minds or evolve at anytime.” She also warned her “hetero allies” that “[b]eing pro gay marriage is not enough to assure queer folks that we will not be ostracized for our sexuality.”
She then claimed that Instagram was censoring LGBT content and that if “#bi” wasn’t “censored,” “maybe I could have accessed information and tools that as a bisexual person I would need to protect myself from increased rates of sexual victimization, homelessness, hunger, unemployment, hate crimes, and mental health challenges. Today, I stand in my queer identity with pride, and in memory of those who came before me.” Not her Catholic family, mind you — the early sexual revolutionaries. Rose Kennedy would be so proud.