Poor Cynthia Nixon, bamboozled (aka "bullied" in gay-speak) into "explaining" herself to the "Gay Powers That Be."
In an exclusive statement to The Advocate, Nixon clarifies her previous statement as well as her thoughts on sexuality. Perhaps this "need" to "clarify" was brought on by the fear that equality under the law for homos would not be possible if the idea that sexuality is a choice overtook the "born-this-way" dogma. While she maintains that her decision to enter into a "gay relationship" was indeed a conscious, personal one (as we all decide which sexual relationships we want to be in and want to run away from), she also—bowing down to the "Gay Powers That Be"—acquiesces to the "bisexual" label that's been slapped onto her and she "agrees" that "bisexuality is a fact"....that is, not a choice.
Here is her statement, in full:
"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. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have 'chosen' is to be in a gay relationship.
"As I said in the Times and will say again here, 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.
"Our community is not a monolith, thank goodness, any more than America itself is. I look forward to and will continue to work toward the day when America recognizes all of us as full and equal citizens."