Cynthia Nixon is trying to dig herself out of the hole she created with comments last week to The New York Times.
A few days after stating that, for her, homosexuality is a choice and that she did does care for the term "bisexual," the former Sex and the City star has given a new interview to The Advocate. In it, she clarifies that her initial statements referred solely her story and added:
"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."Nixon concludes: "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."
The star's original classification of homosexuality as merely an option created quite an uproar, with gay celebrity chef Cat Cora labeling the claim "dangerous" and asking for Nixon to address the younger members of this community in a more thoughtful, responsible manner.
She now appears to have done so.