Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Quote on Bisexuality

1.30.2012

By Alex Taylor Williams

Star says being bisexual is ‘not a choice’

The topic of bisexuality in the gay community is often one of heated debate. Some see the decision to date both sexes as merely a stop on the road to complete homosexuality or simply a fad for female pop stars to gain more gay fans. However, few celebrities have been as open about their bisexuality as Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon.

In an exclusive statement to The Advocate Nixon states, “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.”

The recent star of Wit on Broadway received a widely negative reaction from the LGBT community after stating in an interview that her sexuality was a choice to The New York Times Magazine earlier this month.

Nixon who was in a relationship with a man for 15 years and had two children went on to clarify her statement in the article by writing, "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.”

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