Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon, who decided to publicly announce that she was lesbian in 2004, has now said that being gay is a choice.

The gay community has expressed dissatisfaction with Nixon for suggesting that being gay is a choice. Nixon has made the comment twice, once in a speech and once in a New York Times interview, causing a backlash from the gay activists, who do not want homosexuality to be depicted as a choice.

“I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better,” the actress told the New York Times. “And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice.”

Actress Cynthia Nixon poses for photographers at the premiere of “Sex and the City 2” in Leicester Square, London May 27, 2010.

(Photo: Reuters/Kieran Doherty)

Actress Cynthia Nixon poses for photographers at the premiere of “Sex and the City 2” in Leicester Square, London May 27, 2010.

Joy Behar, a co-host of the View, expressed confusion about the decision to be gay last year. “I don’t know how to respond to that, I mean I don’t think that anybody in this world wants to be gay, considering all of the vilification that is brought upon someone who is gay. Why would you choose that?”

But Nixon questions why being gay shouldn’t be a choice. “I am very annoyed about this issue,” she said in the Times interview. “Why can’t it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate?”

Randy Thomas is the executive vice president of Exodus International, one of the world’s largest outreaches to those affected by unwanted homosexual attraction. He supports that being gay is a choice, after overcoming his battles with homosexuality.

via Cynthia Nixon Gay ‘Choice’ Comments Anger Homosexual Activists, Christian News.