Cynthia Nixon has ignited some debate this week for saying in an interview that she made the choice to be gay.
The actress, who just opened on Broadway in the play Wit, has been slammed by some who believe she should simply say she is bisexual. She had two kids during a 15-year relationship with Danny Mozes then began a relationship with Christine Marinoni in 2004.
Daily Beast writer Kevin Sessums asks Nixon in an interview posted Tuesday if she was a lesbian in a heterosexual relationship before or if she is now a heterosexual in a lesbian relationship.
'I don’t pull out the 'bisexual' word because nobody likes the bisexuals,' Nixon admits. 'Everybody likes to dump on the bisexuals. ...We get no respect.'
Sessums points out that by saying 'we,' Nixon is admitting that she is bisexual.
'I just don’t like to pull out that word,' she says. 'But I do completely feel that when I was in relationships with men, I was in love and in lust with those men. And then I met Christine and I fell in love and lust with her. I am completely the same person and I was not walking around in some kind of fog. I just responded to the people in front of me the way I truly felt.'