Seems like she's digging herself into a deeper hole here…but at least she acknowledges the harm in using the word "choice" with regards to her sexuality.
To recap - back in 2004, Cynthia Nixon came out as a lesbian and introduced the world to her partner Christine Marinoni.
Then earlier this week, she revealed that being gay was a "choice" for her, and we weren't thrilled with her choice of words.
Now, Cynthia has opened up further about her controversial comment. Here's what she had to say about it:
"I understand for political reasons why some people want to kind of squelch this idea that being gay might be a choice, because a lot of the rights we want are posited on the supposition that why are you denying me my rights any more than if I were created a different color? But I don’t feel the need to cede the definition of what a gay person is to the bigots."
And here's Cynthia on why she doesn't refer to herself as bisexual (she had a 15-year relationship with a man):
"I don’t pull out the 'bisexual' word because nobody likes the bisexuals. Everybody likes to dump on the bisexuals."
She certainly has the right to voice her opinion, and as we said before, we can't define her "gayness"…but it still does concern us that she's putting the notion that being gay is a choice out in the world.
Once again - we were BORN gay, and millions of gay people around the world feel the same way!
[Image via WENN.]
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