Last updated on: 3/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Cynthia Nixon Biography

Title:
Sex and the City co-star
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“[F]or me, it [homosexuality] is a choice. I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it’s a choice, then we could opt out. I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not…

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.”

Alex Witchel, “Life After ‘Sex,'” New York Times Magazine, Jan. 19, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Actress
  • Has appeared in TV productions including Sex and the City and The Big C
  • Has appeared in Broadway plays including The Philadelphia Story and The Real Thing
  • Has appeared in film productions including Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2
  • Activist for increased financing to New York City’s public schools
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Recipient, Grammy Award, 2009
  • Recipient, Emmy Award, 2004, 2008
  • Recipient, Tony Award, 2006