Cynthia Nixon, who is most well known for her Sex and the City role as Miranda Hobbes, has recently told a homosexual audience that it was her choice to be gay.
In a recent interview for New York Times Magazine to promote her new Broadway play, she said that she made a speech to members of the gay community that went against the grain of the LGBT’s belief’s.
Prior to the speech she said she was asked to change her wording but refused and went on to say, “I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.”
Members of the LGBT community believe that it is not a choice to be gay but you are born to be that way.
Nixon, who has been engaged to life partner, Christine Marinoni, since 2009 said, “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.
In 2007 Nixon had commented, “In terms of sexual orientation I don’t really feel I’ve changed… I’d been with men all my life, and I’d never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange. I’m just a woman in love with another woman.”
John Aravosis, a gay blogger responded to Nixon’s comments by writing, “What she means is that she’s bisexual, and doesn’t quite get that most people aren’t able to have sexual romantic relationships with both men and women because they’re just not into both genders. She is into both genders. And that’s fine. But she needs to learn how to choose her words better.”