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Old 01-25-2012, 09:23 PM   #16
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Sounds like a pathetic PR move to me.

"Well Cynthia Nixon said it was a choice!! Back to the 1800s we go!"
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I dont want to be defined as a white man anymore either
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #18
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What is the argument here? Why do you care whether she likes to use the word "bisexual" or not? Are you just playing devil's advocate?
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #19
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My point is that she's saying she doesn't want to define herself as bisexual, for whatever reason, and I think that needs to be respected.
I guess I can kinda understand that, as I don't eat meat but refuse to refer to myself as a vegetarian... More so because most vegetarians are douchebags though, and I don't want to be associated with them. Doesn't change the definition though
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My point is that she's saying she doesn't want to define herself as bisexual, for whatever reason, and I think that needs to be respected.
I respect it, I get that whole part of what she's saying.

It just confuses me the way the Anne Heche thing did way back when. I have heard some women say that they can be attracted (sexually and romantically together, the whole package) to women after being just with men. That's it's just the other person and that they don't define themselves as gay or bisexual.
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Is that so hard to believe?
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #22
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What is the argument here? Why do you care whether she likes to use the word "bisexual" or not? Are you just playing devil's advocate?
No, not at all. I just think for her to say something is a choice when it is clearly in her nature to some extent is irresponsible considering the ammo it will give some assholes
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So do all out celebrities have a responsibility to be spokespeople for the whole gay world?

I don't think so. I understand the desire and need to have people be "public faces," and the desire to have public figures be open about it to inspire, educate and whatever, but if they're supposed to stick to the party line of gaydom and not speak their personal truth ... sounds like a step backward to me.

If the whole thing hadn't been blown up, how many people would have even seen that quote? I bet the anti-gay jerks will sure see it and pounce on it now.
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Nope. She can say what she wants. My point is that, as much as she doesn't want us to define her gayness, she also can't change the definition
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"Well Cynthia Nixon said it was a choice!! Back to the 1800s we go!"
Maybe the question is, is she responsible for how some people will misuse what she said? How responsible is she for the entire gay (since she did use the words gay and choice initially ) community? She clearly speaks her mind, I don't know her motivations without knowing her. She knows that what she says will be used for certain purposes, so should she not say it at all for that reason?
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Nope. She can say what she wants. My point is that, as much as she doesn't want us to define her gayness, she also can't change the definition
Why not? Is there not anything aside from Zero Gay, Totally Gay, and Hi I'm Bi? Are those our only three options?
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I feel like I have to add:

I realize I have a lot to say for a straight chick, so if someone from another part of the Kinsey scale wants to come in and say I'm completely insane, I accept that.

... I mean, I think JT is doing that already. But still.
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She's the one who brought it up
I know. I just meant that I agree with Cori that it's silly for people on either end to get all bothered and make a big fuss over it, is all. She can tell everyone her sexual orientation/preference, and everyone should, if they're sane, rational people, just go, "Oh. Okay. Thanks for sharing." and leave it at that. And I honestly don't get why people need to volunteer that information any more than people need to ask them about it. She hasn't proved or disproved anything about anyone's ideas of sexuality other than her own, and she's a celebrity, and I thought we weren't supposed to take them seriously anyway .

I definitely get what you're saying, and certainly agree about the "ammo for assholes" stuff in particular. But then again, those people are going to be assholes with or without her comments.
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Is that so hard to believe?
I guess that was directed at me. No it isn't, only so far as that I haven't experienced it. You can definitely be attracted to any and all aspects of just a person regardless of your orientation. But for that to extend to sexual attraction, marriage, whatever without previously having the extent of those feelings before..that just gets hazy for me in some way, not hard to believe at all. For me it's just not the easiest thing to understand and that's probably just a result of the fact that it's never been my experience.

She's not into labels but she did call that gay by choice and in the other interview it was more that she was just attracted to Christine, love and lust.
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Why not? Is there not anything aside from Zero Gay, Totally Gay, and Hi I'm Bi? Are those our only three options?
I'm just responding to a post in FYM

She's more than welcome to define her gayness wherever she wants on a giant sliding scale from 'Super Fabulously Gay, Eat Vagina Everyday' to 'Penis Morning Day and Night, More Than One is a Delight'.
It's her logic that I find brainless, not her gaydom. So maybe I should just say that I think she's a dumb dumb
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