Out actress Cynthia Nixon talks about
her sexuality, politics, and return to television in a new Attitude
Nixon stars opposite Sarah Paulson in
Ryan Murphy's upcoming Netflix series Ratched, which tells the
origin story of Nurse Ratched. Nixon, who is best known for playing
Miranda Hobbes on HBO's Sex and the City, has been absent from
television screens for several years.
Speaking with Attitude, Nixon,
who in 2018 lost the Democratic primary for New York governor,
explained that she identifies as queer, not gay or bisexual, because
it includes her former 15-year relationship with partner Danny Mozes
and current marriage to Christine Marinoni.
“To say 'queer' means I'm over there.
I don't have to go into the nuances of my sexuality with you,”
“Falling in love with my wife was one
of the great delights and surprises of my life. But it didn't seem
like I became a whole new person, or, like, some door had been
“So I feel like 'queer' is an
umbrella term, and it includes my formerly straight self, too,” she
Nixon said that after marriage
equality, the right-wing seized on transgender issues. One of Nixon's
three children, Samuel, identifies as transgender.
Nixon added that she is backing Joe
Biden for president because “we just can't get rid of Trump soon
“I'm really hopeful that we will all
turn out in November, because we have to. We have to do it for our
country and we have to do it for our planet,” she