The cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, unlike their counterparts on other reality shows (I'm looking at you Kardashians!) seem less concerned with the meta-narrative of their show that tends to overshadow what they are actually doing in their lives.
When actress Cynthia Nixon declared that for her, being gay is a choice, she received much negative backlash from the gay and lesbian community. But I appreciate her giving us an opportunity to discuss a very complex concept of sexuality.
We should be thanking Cynthia Nixon for giving us an opportunity to talk about sexual orientation for what is really is, a complex human trait that is not fully understood, and not a simple gay/straight binary but a spectrum of behavior and identities.
The best analogy for the question of choice and sexuality is not race or gender but religion. Among defenders of Cynthia Nixon's "choice" remarks are those who say that, just as Americans choose their religion, why can't we choose our sexual orientation?