Cynthia Nixon has spoken to legendary GLBT news agency The Advocate about her recent claims that her being gay was a choice.
In an interview with The Advocate, Nixon said:
“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. 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, I do 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 recognises all of us as full and equal citizens.”
One commenter on the story says this story shows that the community needs to support bisexual people more than what it does.
Gary Hill says, “The sad part about this piece is that Nixon has to be bamboozled into admitting she’s a bisexual, a label which she was not comfortable with and is looked frown upon in our community.
“I can not begin to tell you that the GLBT community, in one way or another, need to work together about acceptance. We tend to forget the B & T in our community and need to be just as supportive of their life’s journeys as we would want them to be of ours.
“Love has no boundaries and therefore one’s gayness or straightness needs to ever be defined.”