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Cynthia Nixon Responds to Critics of 'Gay by Choice' Comments

'I Just Responded the Way I Truly Felt,' Says Sex and the City Actress

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By Kris Coombs, Christian Post Contributor
January 25, 2012|5:23 pm

After causing much stir in the gay community earlier this week by declaring she is "gay by choice," actress Cynthia Nixon is responding to critics angered by her controversial choice of words.

When a writer for the Daily Beast confronted Nixon about her comments and possibly "fudging" her sexuality, Nixon said, "It's so not fudging. It's so not."

"I think for gay people who feel 100 percent gay, it doesn't make any sense. And for straight people who feel 100 percent straight, it doesn't make any sense."

Nixon, 45, has two children with former boyfriend of 15 years, Danny Mozes, and an 11-month-old son with her now female lover, Christine Marinoni.

"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," the "Sex And the City" actress added.

Nixon's comments come only days after her controversial comments in a New York Times magazine interview, which was published on Sunday.

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"I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, 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," Nixon said, to the chagrin of many disapproving homosexual activists.

"You don't get to define my gayness for me," Nixon added.

Nixon also told The Daily Beast she finds it offensive to her and to the men she has been with in the past when people say she has always been gay or was living in a "fog."

Nixon continued to shock fans by appearing on "Live With Kelly!" on Tuesday morning with a completely shaven head. The actress cut off her signature red locks for a role in a play where she plays a cancer patient.

"My reaction when I first saw myself bald was pretty strong. It's suddenly staring at the shape of just your naked empty head," she told the New York Post.

 

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