In a twist on the usual WHCD weekend, The Atlantic and National Journal are hosting a special LGBT breakfast panel with relatively known guests. One of whom is Cynthia Nixon, best known as “Miranda” on Sex and the City, who ultimately came out, first as gay and later as a bisexual, after fucking just men throughout the famed series.
After coming out in 2004 on the cover of The Advocate, she told a gay audience, “I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.” Her longtime partner and wife is Christine Marinoni. She has said this about her partner: “She’s like a short man with boobs. A lot of what I love about her is her butchness. I’m not saying I fell in love with her in a sexually neutral way. I love her sexuality — it’s a big part of what I love about her — but I feel like it was her.”
Nixon was previously married to a man and has two children.
Others on the panel (that you will have heard of) include: Americans for Tax Reform Prez Grover Norquist, Undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force Eric Fanning, White House Public Engagement Advisor Gautam Raghavan (okay, you’ve never heard of him, but you’re fuzzily familiar with the White House), former openly gay Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), Jon Lovett, producer and former White House speechwriter, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and SKD Knickerbocker’s Hilary Rosen.
Atlantic and NJ Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons will moderate the conversation.
According to a formal release, as part of this weekend’s events around the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, The Atlantic and National Journal are bringing together leading voices in the LGBT community for a breakfast editorial briefing, “LGBT @ WHCD,” on Saturday, May 3, at 9:00 AM.
The event will transpire at the Park Hyatt.
A diverse range of voices—both LGBT and straight—will participate in the conversation on the state of LGBT rights in the U.S. and how recent developments in the equality movement have impacted opinions and actions from Capitol Hill to the entertainment industry.