Cynthia Nixon's comments that being gay was a personal choice for her rankled all manner of folk earlier this month. And now she's weathered the shitstorm Nixon has come out to clarify her position – even though she did a pretty good job of it the first time around – and say that, for her, being gay is a choice but her bisexuality is not. "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," she told The Advocate. "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." Personally, as a card-carrying 'mo, I must say that I wasn't riled up to begin with; it's her sexuality, let her define it how she pleases. She also had a point when she said that the whole debate has been ceded to bigots and we shouldn't let them dictate how we choose to define ourselves. I expect to see your utterances of agreement and vicious personal attacks in the comments … Go! [The Advocate]
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