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Cynthia Nixon Processes (bi)Sexual Identity

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.