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Cynthia Nixon I’ve Been Straight And I’ve Been Gay, And Gay Is Better.

January 24, 2012 by staff 

Cynthia Nixon  I've Been Straight And I've Been Gay, And Gay Is Better.Cynthia Nixon I’ve Been Straight And I’ve Been Gay, And Gay Is Better., Cynthia Nixon says she “chose” to be gay. The former ‘Sex and the City’ star is engaged to her long-term partner Christine Marinoni — with who she has an 11-month-old son Max — and despite angering many people, she insists it was decision to become a lsbn.

Cynthia — who was with former partner Danny Mozes for 15 years and had two children, Samantha, 15, and nine-year-old Charlie, with him – said: “I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.’

“And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that hmosxlity can be a choice. And for me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it’s a choice, then we could opt out.

“I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not.”

Cynthia, 45, insists she hasn’t always been gay and finds it “offensive” that people say she has.

She told The New York Times: “Why can’t it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate? It seems we’re just ceding this point to bigots who are demanding it, and I don’t think that they should define the terms of the debate.

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One Response to “Cynthia Nixon I’ve Been Straight And I’ve Been Gay, And Gay Is Better.”

  1. GSC on January 24th, 2012 3:04 pm

    What on earth is this woman on about?! I’d be slightly disconcerted if I were her partner. I don’t know any heterosexuals who would be happy to admit that being heterosexual is simply a choice they decide to make and that they could just as easily change sides if they felt like it one day. It’s usually one or the other for most people out there – gay or straight.
    Maybe she’s just a (rare..) true bisexual and can’t get her head around the concept enough to just come out and say that (but perhaps that really would upset her partner, as most gay people I know who want to commit themselves to another would be quite freaked out to hear that their partner is bi and could switch to the other side…) .
    Perhaps she just chose the wrong wording in her explanation on how and who she thinks she is. Many people – male and female – who count themselves as gay have been with the opposite sex in earlier life. But sexuality ultimately is not a choice humans have throughout their lifespan. It’s not a point of choosing a preference, it’s NATURAL preference which comes from deep within and just ‘is’.
    Celebrities and public speaking…not always a good combination, eh?! Gay is better than being straight? Says Cynthia Nixon. Give me a break! I’m gay, that’s all I know, and I can’t remember ever conciously choosing this for myself. Stuck with it, and that’s just the way it is! Happy with that, it’s good and feels natural. No personal choice involved whatsoever. And, Ms Nixon, this really is the way it is for most hmosxls – and heterosexuals – out there. I think most of the populace would agree to that. Perhaps it HAS been her natural experience in life to feel sexual attraction for both sexes – and the ability to enter into a committed relationship with either – but she should choose her wording a little better next time, particularly if her words are going out into the public domain. Most people don’t have that kind of dubious ability. Life’s bloody complicated enough!!
    CN: You’re free to think and feel whatever you like but when it comes to a public platform just remember that you could give some real bigots out there the seriously wrong impression on issues of sexuality and even do some damage for people of ‘our community’ as you put it.
    Okay, I’m shutting up now….!

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