Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Star explains gay 'choice' remarks

Cynthia Nixon's comments were criticised by some gay rights activists

Cynthia Nixon has moved to clarify remarks that got her in hot water with some fellow gay rights activists.

The Sex And The City star's personal life became an exercise in the politics of sexual orientation when the New York Times Magazine quoted Cynthia saying that for her, being gay was a conscious choice.

Cynthia has been in a relationship with a woman for eight years. Before that, she spent 15 years and had two children with a man.

After some gay rights activists complained that her remarks could be used to deny a biological basis for homosexuality, the actress released a statement to The Advocate magazine explaining she is technically bisexual, and not by choice.

Cynthia told the magazine: "What I have 'chosen' is to be in a gay relationship."

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