Cynthia Nixon created quite a bit of buzz after giving a New York Times interview where she professed that her sexuality is a choice, and fuck anyone who tells her it’s not because “no one gets to define my gayness.” She insisted it was a choice because she refused to invalidate her previous relationships with men before finding love with her current partner, Christine Marinoni. She also refused to call herself bisexual (despite being a living example of bisexuality), because “nobody likes bisexuals” and they “get no respect."
She has now released a statement to The Advocate, clearing all this shit up:
"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 and will say again here, I do, however, 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 recognizes all of us as full and equal citizens."
If she had just said that in the original Times interview, there would’ve been no media firestorm/backlash. Then again, had she just said that in the original interview, her new Broadway play Wit, in which she stars as a cancer patient, wouldn’t have had the good fortune of all this publicity.
Maybe the joke’s on us and she’s one very smart straight lesbian bisexual woman!