Bil Browning

Cynthia Nixon Is Bisexual After All

Filed By Bil Browning | January 31, 2012 9:29 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Cynthia Nixon, Sexual Orientation is a choice

"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. 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."

-- Cynthia Nixon in a statement to the Advocate that sought to clarify her earlier comments that her sexuality was chosen.


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