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Cynthia Nixon: Being Gay was a Choice for Me

Cynthia Nixon: Being Gay was a Choice for Me

Cynthia Nixon is speaking out about the controversy about her relationships with her college sweetheart, Danny Mozes, and her current partner, Christine Marinoni.

The 45-year-old actress, who currently stars in Wit on Broadway, was profiled in the New York Times.

“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 homosexuality 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,” Cynthia said.

“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,” she added.

“I am very annoyed about this issue. 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,” Cynthia concluded.

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