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Cynthia Nixon Seeks To Clarify Her "Gay By Choice" Statement

Posted on Tue Jan 31, 2012 07:00 AM PDT

230CNixon092108_02_X17.jpgAfter causing much controversy in the gay community over her recent "gay by choice" remark to the New York Times, Cynthia Nixon is ready to set the record straight on what she really meant to say about her bisexuality.

The Sex and the City star, who left her ex-boyfriend of 15 years for education activist Christine Marinoni in 2004, told The Advocate on Monday:

    "My recent comments in The New York Times were about me and my personal story of being gay. I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can't and shouldn't be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which can be uninclusive and disempowering. However, to the extent that anyone wishes to interpret my words in a strictly legal context I would like to clarify: While I don't often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual."

The Golden Globe winning actress went on to say that she believes bisexuality is "not a choice" but "a fact" and she has "chosen" to be in a gay relationship with her partner because, "for me it's a choice, and you don't get to define my gayness for me."

The LGBT community believes that sexual orientation is not something that can be chosen, but is instead inherited at birth.

Cynthia added, "In terms of sexual orientation, I don't really feel I've changed...I'm just a woman in love with another woman. I think for gay people who feel 100 percent gay, it doesn't make any sense. And for straight people who feel 100 percent straight, it doesn't make any sense."

Nixon's partner Christine gave birth to the couple’s first child together last February, a baby boy named Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni.



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