A British Conservative Member of Parliament, Dehenna Davison has opened up about her sexuality in an interview with GB News, which is due to be broadcast on Monday (11 October).
The 28-year-old Bishop Auckland MP who recently split from her 63-year-old estranged husband who’s only eight years younger than her granddad, said she’s since been on dates with “a few nice girls, a few nice guys”.
It is believed to be the first time a female Tory MP has come out as bisexual. Daily Telegraph reported that the lawmaker who was first elected in 2019 as one of the Conservative “red wall” wins, said;
“I’ve known that I’m bisexual for quite a lot of years. All my close friends and family know.
“If anyone were to explicitly ask me, I certainly wouldn’t try and hide it because I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of.
“The reason I haven’t done a kind of, ‘by the way, guys’ is because I don’t want being bi to be considered a big deal.
“If I did a very public kind of coming out parade, that would be me saying there’s something really unusual about this and trying to make a big deal of it when to me it’s not. It’s just part of who I am.”
In the interview with former Labour MP Gloria De Piero, Davison said she was divorcing her husband, a councillor whom she married in 2018, and was now in a relationship, with a man, that was “going really well”.
Davison said she had used dating apps with “a kind of nickname”, as her first name is so distinctive she was worried she would be easily identifiable.
“I didn’t say what I did for a living or anything like that. So it was a little bit more natural. I went on a few nice dates, dates with a few nice girls and a few nice guys. And it was just, you know, fun.”
Davison was met with an outpouring of support on social media after she came out publicly as bisexual.
The LGBT+ Conservatives tweeted: “We’re so proud of our friend Dehenna Davison! We welcome her to our community with open arms and are so excited to continue with her as she enters this new chapter in her life.”
Davison who has become one of the more prominent among the 2019 intake of Tories, is a proponent of policies to improve opportunities in constituencies such as hers.