[B]ased on reading all that she said, she certainly sounds bi- to me, only she resists using the word “bisexual” because, well, she seems not to like the word. Or something.
I don’t know what Cynthia Nixon’s issue actually is, but…
I can’t imagine why anyone would worry about how identifying as bisexual might get them treated by Royal High Gay-Purity Mucketymucks, can you?
Bisexuals, who were only part-time gays, insisted that we add them too, so we did (not without some protest)
Or the ghosts of dead Gay Purity Mucketymucks?
[Y]ears ago, when I wrote something skeptical about bisexuality, I got three indignant replies from “bisexual” women—all of whom admitted that they were in relationships with men.
Over the years I’ve actually noticed a slightly higher higher level of hatred toward bisexuals among gays and lesbians than of hatred toward trans people; just as in the America-as-Rand-Paul-Would-Have-Us-Return-to, there actually were some people – though not enough to matter – who truly believed in both prongs of “separate but equal,” some of the inclusion-haters are truly not trans-haters per se but simply think that both are valid but simply are not connected.
But not enough to matter; the ones who do matter really do hate trans people.
You know it.
I know it.
They know it.
Ditto for bisexuals.
Yet, I still feel justified in saying that the hatred of trans people among gays and lesbians is a more serious issue than the hatred of bisexuals because, somehow, in spite of the rampant bi-phobia, “bisexuality” always ends up as part of the definitional parameters of civil rights laws (I guess Gay, Inc.-oids were never willing to take the chance that, with a “homosexuality or heterosexuality”-only definition of “sexual orientation,” proof of even a long-ago date with a member of the opposite sex would keep Gay, Inc.-oids from being protected in their six-figure jobs, eh? We couldn’t have a member of the Elizabeth Birch class interrogated – as suspected transsexuals are interrogated about their birth designations and medical histories are whenever they find themselves in court about anything, much less what their sex status will be recognized as – as to whether or not her body has ever co-mingled with a man’s body even once if she was suing for redress against six-or-seven-fugure job discrimination in a jurisdiction that might happen to define “sexual orientation” as “only homosexuality or heterosexuality,” now could we?)
Its just another pet bigotry of gay purity crowd.
Whether that reality is why Cynthia Nixon is playing the word games she’s playing right now, I don’t know.
But a gay man who thinks “part-time gays” are worthy of derision – as part of a screed demonizing trans people no less – has no more standing to express shock or dismay about what she’s saying about herself than he does over how trans people have pushed back against not only his separate-but-unequal desires but also his sub-Fox-‘News’ willingness to completely make shit up (and subsequently justify making the shit up) in order to demonize trans people.
Or does he really just want to be a toaster?