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Stop Erasing Cynthia Nixon's Bisexuality

Stop Erasing Cynthia Nixon's Bisexuality

Stop Erasing Cynthia Nixon's Bisexuality

The New York state gubernatorial candidate was called an "unqualified lesbian" by Christine Quinn.


Yesterday, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon announced her bid to run for governor of the state of New York, putting to bed countless threads of speculation surrounding her political endeavours.

Her announcement sparked much excitement from fans and citizens of the state...

...but despite the potential trailblazing for LGBTQ rights Nixon would pose with a win, people are labeling her as a lesbian rather than bisexual.

The most troubling comment of bi erasure was issued by former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is openly gay herself. Quinn showed no enthusiasm when blasting Nixon as "an unqualified lesbian" in the New York Post, saying"This is a time to move away from celebrity and toward progressive leadership."

Nixon, who is actually bisexual and happily married to her wife Christine Marinoni, has long stood as an advocate for countless causes, including public education and women's rights. She was also named to the advisory board for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City in 2014 by Mayor Bill de Blasio. 

Winning the election would provide Nixon a significant place in history as both the first female and the first openly LGBTQ governor of New York.

The lifelong New Yorker, and Sex and the City alum, is set to go up against two-term Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary this coming September.

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Brendan Haley