As former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal continues to dominate headlines this week, the embattled civil rights activist revealed on the "Today Show" Thursday that in addition to identifying as "transracial", she's also bisexual.

"Even in dating relationships -- and I'm bisexual," Dolezal told NBC's Savannah Guthrie. "I've dated men and women -- I've intentionally asked, 'So, do you date light-skinned women, what's your spectrum?'"

Dolezal further told Guthrie that she identified with transgender Olympian Caitlyn Jenner.

"I finally had a chance to read Caitlyn Jenner's piece in the magazine and I cried. I cried," Dolezal told Guthrie. "Because I resonated with some of the themes of isolation, of being misunderstood, to not knowing if you have a conversation with somebody, will that conversation then end because they've seen you as one way?"

Though Dolezal identifies as transracial, the term has traditionally been used to describe a child from the race of their (usually caucasian) adoptive parents.

A prominent civil rights activist in Washington, stepped down from her position as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP on Monday amid the publicity surrounding her race identity.


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