Actress Cynthia Nixon Says Being Gay is a Choice for Her

Sex in the City actress Cynthia Nixon went against the grain — and stirred up controversy — by telling New York Times Magazine that in her case, being gay is a choice. “I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not,” Nixon said, defending her argument. She admitted to being in an awkward position, as a public figure going against the conventional wisdom that biology is destiny, a premise that many LGBT activists use to gird themselves against right wing zealots and social conservatives.

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