Guest blogger John Sylla gives his take on bisexual stigma and identity
Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon stumbled into a thicket of bisexual issues, all in a single week last month. Bisexual herself, she didn’t exactly step up to the plate for bisexual visibility and acceptance. Gay by Choice? Nixon, who is presently in a relationship with another woman, told The New York Times Sunday Magazine that for her, homosexuality is a choice. And in a recent speech, she said: “I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.” She rejected criticism that if we have a choice, society might tell us how to choose. I volunteer with a charity called the American Institute of Bisexuality, which supports research and education about bisexuality. So I naturally read between the lines of the interview.