Cynthia Nixon has always said that she is gay by choice rather than by compulsion but she has never said it in the New York Times before so is giving fuel to the fire by many conservatives that homosexuality can be "cured." Cynthia says that the LGBT powers that be have tried to get her to say that homosexuality is not a choice but she says that it is and that she has been gay and straight and likes being gay better.
"Why can’t it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate? It seems we’re just ceding this point to bigots who are demanding it, and I don’t think that they should define the terms of the debate. I also feel like people think I was walking around in a cloud and didn’t realize I was gay, which I find really offensive. I find it offensive to me, but I also find it offensive to all the men I’ve been out with."