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Openly gay actress Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda on ‘Sex And The City’ and is shown above with her head shaved for a role in a stage play in which she plays a cancer patient, has been under fire recently for comments she made about homosexuality being a choice.

Appearing on the US chat show ‘Live with Kelly’ she addressed part of a speech which she had given previously to her appearance in which she said: “I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.”

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.

Cynthia, you think no one else is allowed to define your “gayness” for you? Too bad, because I’m about to. If you have been with men AND women, enjoyed both, but prefer women, I’m fairly certain that makes you a BISEXUAL. You are able to choose to be with a woman instead of a man for that reason. If you were gay, that wouldn’t be an option.

Naturally, Nixon’s comments were met with anger from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, and with good reason. Unfortunately, we still live in a world that is tough for gay people. Most people don’t have a problem with homosexuality, but society as a whole still does. Here in Australia, gay marriage is still illegal, and although the topic has received a lot of attention, there is still quite a large division amongst our politicians as to whether or not it should be made legal. On top of that, there are a lot of evil, piece of shit scumbags out there, who will ridicule, beat, or even kill anyone they think is a “faggot”.

With this sort of prejudice still very much an issue in our world, how could anyone honestly believe that someone would choose to be a homosexual? Of course homosexuality isn’t a fucking choice. It’s genetics. You’re gay because that’s just the way it is. The sooner everyone embraces that instead of thinking it’s some sort of “lifestyle choice” the sooner we can all move on, and embrace the fact that we have a society full of different genders, races, sexual orientations, etc. instead of trying to create more division by trying to make someone into something they’re not, which will breed nothing but hate.