Wacky Wednesday: Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon on Choosing to Be Gay

Posted on Feb 1 2012 - 1:00am by Harrison

Cynthia Nixon violated the Gay Code by saying in an interview with The New York Magazine that her being gay was her choice.  Here’s what she said:

For me, it (homosexuality) is a choice. I understand that for many people it’s not, but, for me, it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me.

Apparently, there was “outrage” by many in the gay community that Nixon had chosen to be gay.

We always thought choice was a good thing but not when straight people are running the world, apparently.  The fear is that if everyone thought you could choose to be gay then maybe adoptions to gay couples would be ended, same sex rights would regress, domestic partner laws would change, etc…

So Nixon, who has two children by her former husband, now says she is in that category that gay people detest… the bisexual:

[T]he 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.”

Being a bisexual in the gay community is like that character from Seinfeld, Dr. Tim Whatley, whom Jerry thought converted to Judaism so he could tell Jewish jokes with impunity.  Gay activists view Switch Hitters as trying to have the best of both worlds and of being a fair-weather friend to their cause (because they can always claim they are straight and were just “experimenting” with being gay).

Nixon’s comments appear to bear this suspicion out.

What I find so fascinating is the almost totalitarian-like broom that appeared in an attempt to sweep Nixon’s remarks under the rug (until she “clarified” herself) and back into the, uh, closet.

Maybe it says more about the straight community that the idea of people choosing to be gay is an idea that shouldn’t be promoted.  If this is the case, however, then don’t attempts by gay activists to push the line that they are gay only because of genetics make it seem that something is abnormal about them?

After all, most people are not gay.

What I find most ironic is how intolerant a community has shown itself to be even as they seek tolerance from others.


5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jack Camwell February 1, 2012 at 8:33 AM -

    Man, why can’t people just let other people live their lives the way they want? Oh the irony.
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    • Harrison February 1, 2012 at 8:58 AM -

      Isn’t the biggest Liberal book of them all Hillary Clinton’s “It Takes a Village” and how many “voices” are providing input under that scenario which is ironic because Liberals seem to think there are no consequences amongst society to their actions that it’s the Conservatives who are trying to control people…

  2. edge of the sandbox February 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM -

    I read about this, but I had no idea who Nixon was, until I saw that post. I watched exactly 1 episode of Sex in the City, and thought it was boring.
    For a woman being bi is a choice. For a man it’s not. A decade or so ago when I read Dan Savage’s column he had info on a study that measured arousal of men who claimed to be bi. About 3/4 of them were aroused by gay port only, and 1/4 by straight. The researchers theorized that the 3/4 is still in the closet, and the 1/4 go to men because they are easier. That finding strikes me as true.
    Nixon later claimed that being bi is not a choice, but she chose to be in a lesbian relationship, even though she didn’t use the word “lesbian” because of the LGBT internal politics.
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  3. sharon smith February 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM -

    I really enjoyed your closing sentence. That really, pretty much, sums it up!

  4. Dean February 1, 2012 at 3:09 PM -

    The LGBT protocol playbook would appear to be rather thick, now wouldn’t it?
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