CYNTHIA NIXON is telling her detractors, in no uncertain terms, that yes, she is bisexual…and no, it isn’t a choice at all.
Wait…what? Has her sexual orientation been forced-foisted on to her newly bald head?
The “Sex and the City” star is currently doing some damage control after her controversial comments about “choice” playing a role in shacking up with a same-sex partner hit the web last week. After all, Nixon, 45, was heterosexual for 15 years when she was married to Danny Mozes, with whom she shares two children…
The actress insisted that being bisexual is not a choice. It is a fact.
Just as it’s a fact she’s been with partner, Christine Marinoni for the last seven years, and rears a child with her.
“What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship,”
She said in response to the backlash from the gay community about her recent comments on her sexuality.
“My recent comments in The New York Times were about me and my personal story of being gay. I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can’t and shouldn’t be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which can be uninclusive and disempowering.”
Cynthia said in a statement released to The Advocate.
“However, to the extent that anyone wishes to interpret my words in a strictly legal context I would like to clarify:”
“While I don’t often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship.
“As I said in the Times and will say again here, I do, however, believe that most members of our community — as well as the majority of heterosexuals — cannot and do not choose the gender of the persons with whom they seek to have intimate relationships because, unlike me, they are only attracted to one sex.
“Our community is not a monolith, thank goodness, any more than America itself is. I look forward to and will continue to work toward the day when America recognizes all of us as full and equal citizens.”
That’s a mouthful. Anyone else want to mince words with Ms. Cynthia Nixon, you’re welcome to try…
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