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GLBT lobby forces retraction from Cynthia Nixon


I never really watched “Sex in the City,” but I know that actress Cynthia Nixon was one of the four women on the show. In her personal life, she has had both heterosexual and homosexual long-term relationships. Her hetero relationships yielded two children. Currently she is engaged to a woman. I never paid attention, nor did I care, until a few weeks ago, when she said this to “The New York Times Magazine” about her choosing a homosexual lifestyle: “”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.”

This statement went over like a lead balloon with the GLBT “community,” which does indeed want to continue portraying homosexuality as a biological fact, not a choice. If it were a choice, it would reduce their leverage in their drive to claim various rights, such as the right to marry. And it really irritated the GLBT community that Nixon would point to the elephant in the room and talk about GLBT ideology in such blatant terms.

The pressure from GLBT activists was enough to make Nixon “clarify” her previous statement more recently in “The Advocate” magazine,  when she said: “”While I don’t often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship. As I said in the Times and will say again here, I do, however, believe that most members of our community — as well as the majority of heterosexuals — cannot and do not choose the gender of the persons with whom they seek to have intimate relationships because, unlike me, they are only attracted to one sex.” [She means “gender” when she says “sex,” but many people confuse the two words.]

So she is bisexual, and at the moment, chooses to be with a woman. But her bisexuality is not a choice, it’s a fact, she says after being pressured by the GLBT community. She still holds that for some people, it is a choice, though. So it’s not the blanket clarification that GLBTs wanted, but it was something.

I think the entire episode is very interesting, especially because it gave us a peek at the ideological lockstep that the GLBT community forces upon its members.

It reminds me of a time, fifteen to twenty years ago, when AIDS was an “epidemic.” GLBT activists at the time needed funding for AIDS research and testing, and so they proclaimed loudly that AIDS was a disease which struck gay and straight people in similar numbers. AIDS-related advertising with pictures tended to show white suburban mothers, not gay black men. No one was safe from AIDS, the claim went, and everyone had a vested interest in making sure that AIDS research was well-funded to stop the “epidemic.”

It turned out later that there WAS no heterosexual AIDS epidemic. AIDS was, and is, a disease which primarily afflicts gay men and intravenous drug users. Most women who get AIDS are intravenous drug users, and tend not to get the virus through anal sex (the primary method of sexual transmission). But did the GLBT community ever retract the long-standing claim that AIDS is a heterosexual epidemic? No. It would conflict with their ideology.

That’s why I think it’s funny that when Cynthia Nixon suggests that homosexuality is a choice, the GLBT community slaps her down. It wouldn’t matter if it was a choice or not. The concept of it being a choice goes against GLBT ideology, and therefore is not permitted to be discussed in public, and certainly not in the media.

  1. 2012-02-22T19:48:22+00:00 19:48

    Political correctness — didn’t that die out with the dinosaurs? For all of this talk of free thinkers, you’re free as along as you agree with the PC leaders.


  2. 2012-02-14T23:11:20+00:00 23:11

    The nerve of the gays. How dare they adopt the monolithic talking points strategy. Who do they think they are, the GOP?


    • 2012-02-15T09:29:44+00:00 09:29

      Actually, no, this is “progressive” politics in action, where people are told what to say and what to think. Union-style thuggery, cries of “bigot!” and “hate speech!”, and SLAPP lawsuits are all “progressive” playbook standards. I just thought it was funny that the GLBT lobby (who are mostly “progressives”) would use those tactics against one of their own.


  3. 2012-02-13T18:00:45+00:00 18:00

    How lucky he is to have a loving mother like you!


  4. 2012-02-13T16:09:37+00:00 16:09

    I can’t speak for Cynthia but my gorgeous son didn’t have a choice. He was so obviously gay from the age of three.

    He’s definitely a handsome homo and we’re both proud of it


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