‘Sex & The City’ Actress Clarifies Remark About Being Gay By Choice

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Actress Cynthia Nixon is trying to clarify her earlier 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 last week when The New York Times Magazine quoted Nixon saying that for her, being gay was a conscious choice.

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

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

Nixon told the magazine: “What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship.”

It was Nixon’s second time making headlines recently. Last week, the actress appeared on a morning television talk show – completely bald.

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  • adeyinka

    The bible that discribed homosexals as liar and decietful people is right!Its a matter of choice,if you say you are born that way,then those who have sex with animals and infants can justify their action,bases on that way,that they are born that way. The govt of Greece have declared pedophiles and exhibitionists as people born with that disability,equating them like blind folks etc

  • get off her back...

    …she made a small mixup of words. jeez, are you gonna crucify her and ostracize her from the gay community.

  • susan

    as open as people are today about their sexual choices, transgressions and “gender bending”, ms nixons statements should neither be shocking,nor newsworthy..the fact that yaho has publicized it is beyond me…i guuess she needed and official “coming out” party…

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