Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Remark About Being Gay By Choice

Cynthia Nixon rocks a shaved head ate the opening night after party for her play, 'Wit,' at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on January 26, 2012 Cynthia Nixon rocks a shaved head ate the opening night after party for her play, 'Wit,' at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on January 26, 2012

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.

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.”

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