Cynthia Nixon gay choice
Cynthia Nixon gay choice - Cynthia Nixon chose to be gay, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon, who came out in 2004, is drawing controversy for a speech in which she said being gay, for her, is a choice. Nixon, who has a son with partner Christine Marinoni, is promoting her return to Broadway.
Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon has raised some eyebrows lately for her comments concerning her own homosexuality. Nixon came out as a lesbian in 2004. She has never apologized for being gay nor felt the need to explain herself, but recently she decided to tell the New York Times that being gay is a choice.
The interview was just recently published, but she has already come under attack from some gay activists. The activists claim that to call being gay a choice is too insinuate that they could easily choose to be straight which is a common belief among those who would deny gays equal rights.
John Aravosis, a blogger with America Blog slammed Nixon for the way in which she said that being gay was a choice. He said,
“It’s not a ‘choice,’ unless you consider my opting to date a guy with brown hair versus a guy with blonde hair a ‘choice,’” he writes. “It’s only a choice among flavors I already like… every religious right hatemonger is now going to quote this woman every single time they want to deny us our civil rights.”