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January 2012



Quote of the Day — Cynthia Nixon — Is Being Gay a Choice?

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“I gave a speech recently . . . and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.’ And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice. And for me, it 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. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it’s a choice, then we could opt out. 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.” Cynthia Nixon’s controversial comment on whether homosexuality is a choice.

  • el bandido

    Wow this is a pretty shocking quote, not because I find it offensive, but because I have no idea how to feel about it.  Anyhow, I think the establishment will have a fit over this. 

    • Yeah I suppose the response is, “why would anyone choose to be gay?” But for Cynthia Nixon — she doesn’t view it as a hardship, so it makes sense that she’d have no issue calling it a choice. That being said, I’ve definitely “chosen” to be attracted to certain individuals because I felt they would be nice boyfriends rather than being innately attracted. Perhaps that’s what she did. Who knows.