'Sex And The City' Star Cynthia Nixon Gets No Love From HRC in NY Governor's Race

Out New York gubernatorial candidate and award winning actress Cynthia Nixon is finding no love from prominent LGBTQ advocacy organizations when it comes to endorsements for her nascent campaign.

Both the Stonewall Democrats and the Human Rights Campaign have issued announcements throwing their support for incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo instead of the openly lesbian actress.



In terms of the LGBTQ community, Cuomo believes his record on gay issues shows results not ‘rhetoric.’

“The governor is focused on results. We’ll leave the baseless election-year rhetoric to others,” said Cuomo spokesperson Abbey Collins. “With LGBTQ rights under attack from Trump, New Yorkers know they can count on Governor Cuomo to stand up and fight back.”

The Grammy/Tony/Emmy Award winning actress, however, points to what she says are lapses in the governor’s record including no ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ in the state. She also believes she did more heavy-lifting in the fight to bring marriage equality to New York state.

“Gov. Cuomo may have signed the bill, but Cynthia was fighting alongside other activists for the right to marry her now wife, Christine,” Nixon spokesperson Sarah Ford told Buzzfeed. “She understands the needs of the LGBTQ community as a wife and mother of a transgender son on a deeply personal level.”

Aside from the political posturing, though, the endorsements by HRC and Stonewall Dems raises an important question: should LGBTQ advocacy groups focus their support on candidates from the community? Or should experience carry the day?

Allen Roskoff, president of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club in New York, criticized the HRC’s endorsement of Cuomo saying, “The Human Rights Campaign has been more interested in their real estate, high salaries, and hobnobbing with middle-of-the-road Democrats — while, in many cases, thumbing their nose at labor and other civil rights groups.”

“Their endorsement is not based on what’s best for the community - it’s about what’s best for their brand,” he added.

But Marty Rouse, HRC’s national field director, told BuzzFeed his organization backed Cuomo because "we stand with elected leaders who stand with us.”

And Stonewall Democrats board member Jeffrey LeFrancois told The New York Times: “I have not agreed with the governor on everything he has done, both from a policy and politics perspective. But at the end of the day, in the state of the country, state of the world right now, to take a gamble on somebody who has had zero experience in a political or governing environment is not a risk that I think is appropriate.”

The most recent polling, from Siena University, shows the Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner trailing 31 points behind Cuomo 29% to his 60%. That same poll showed Cuomo’s favorability at 67% and Nixon’s at 29%.

The primary is scheduled for September 13.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time the HRC has been accused of ignoring LGBTQ candidates over straight, cisgender nominees.

One example - earlier this year, this writer interviewed openly lesbian, black, female state Sen. Patricia Spearman prior to the state primary for the 4th Congressional District of Nevada.

Even with years in the state legislature, having a BA in political science, a Doctor of Business Administration degree, a Masters in Divinity and being a 29 year veteran of the U.S. Army where she achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel, she says the Human Rights Campaign never called her to even inquire about how they could help her campaign.

Instead, the HRC backed former congressman Steven Horsford, a straight, cisgender male, who won the Democratic nomination.

Some political folks have chimed in on the subject saying the Trump administration is an example of what can happen when ‘celebrities’ with no prior experience in public service take office.

What do you think, readers?

Should our advocacy groups focus on backing candidates from the community who step up? Or should experience count more?

Miranda To Address Political Run On Wendy Williams!

Miranda To Address Political Run On Wendy Williams!

The Future Governor of New York, Cynthia Nixon, Speaks Out!

#GoGetOurGirl. If you aren’t savvy with the trailblazing HBO series, Sex and the City, you may not recall Cynthia Nixon’s legendary plea to have Chris Noth’s character rescue Sarah Jessica Parker’s iconic Carrie Bradshaw: Go get our girl. Well, it turns out, my favorite Talk Show Host, Wendy Williams, snags the first television interview with Nixon as she begins her campaign for Governor of New York. We recently reported of the Actress’ run for Governor and it collectively had the entire LGBTQ community – and the Mirandas of the world losing their minds!

According to Variety, Nixon will appear on Williams’ hit show today, Wednesday, April 4th. Ahh! This is going to be an interview to not be missed. While Williams is infamous for throwing shade, we can certainly expect her to get down to the nitty gritty of Nixon’s political run. People may believe Williams is only good for celebrity gossip – but she has repeatedly proven she can snag the truth out of anyone. I’m going to be sitting there with my eyes glued to the screen!

I was first introduced to Nixon as being one of the leading ladies of Sex and the City. She was seemingly an introvert, fiery Lawyer who had a justified opinion on everything, including her friend’s love lives. I am one of the people who most closely identified with Miranda compared to the other characters- seriously, a girlfriend of mine still tags me in Miranda memes which frequently fly around on social media. Nixon has appeared on Williams previously, so I’m happy she’ll be in good company as they discuss the political run. I mean, if a Billionaire-Reality Television Star can be the President, what says Nixon cannot? I’m typically against someone with a face being involved in politics, but hell- we’re living in a new era. This appears to be the new normal.

Check out a preview of Nixon’s exclusive interview with Williams below:


Kim Cattrall's Response to Cynthia Nixon's Political Run Seemed Off

Looks as if Kim Cattrall may be shading yet another Sex and the City costar, as if Sarah Jessica Parker didn't get enough of it at the beginning of last month.

Cynthia Nixon, who famously played Miranda Hobbes on the hit HBO show, has decided to take her career in a different path as she announced Monday that she's running against current incumbent Mario Cuomo for the role of Governor of New York

Her decision to make this big of a leap has been controversial to say the least, with several people sending her support whereas others are skeptical of her political journey given her background is primarily in acting.  Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte York-Goldenblatt alongside Cynthia on SATC, sent her well wishes about this life-changing decision and has consistently tweeted her support since word broke out that she's running.

Kim, who didn't initiate an original tweet about Cynthia running, only discussed the issue as a social media follower asked her about Cynthia's major political goal.  This was her response:

Some saw her response as very professional, whereas others read it as straight out shade.  "Helen Keller couldn’t miss that dig ! Assy not classy !" one user said.  She hasn't said anything else since then.

Sarah Jessica Parker, who famously played Carrie Bradshaw on SATC, hasn't spoken out yet about Cynthia's run, however things look to be going A-OK for the two of them based on this recent photo from February:

What are your thoughts on Kim's tweet, was it supportive... or shady?


BREAKING: Cynthia Nixon Officially Announces She's Running for Governor of New York!

Emmy and Tony-award winning actress Cynthia Nixon officially announced that she is running for Governor of New York on Monday afternoon.

She dropped hints earlier this month, where the former Sex and the City star reportedly talked to political strategists Bill Hyers and Rebecca Katz, two former advisors to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, about her chances of winning.

Now, she's gone full throttle as she just announced her plans to run for Governor in a heartfelt two-minute video that she posted on her Twitter this afternoon.  



The 2018 New York Gubernatorial race will take place on November 6th, 2018.  She will challenge incumbent Andrew Cuomo and several others for the position.  She also made a politically charged speech recently at the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Gala in Manhattan. 

Do you think Cynthia stands a chance? 

Is "Sex And The City's" Cynthia Nixon Running For Office in New York?

You probably know Cynthia Nixon from her time as Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, but you might soon know her as the governor of New York.

That’s right, news reports are flying that actress Cythia Nixon is interested in running as a candidate for the governor of New York State.

Reportedly, Nixon has talked to political strategists Bill Hyers and Rebecca Katz, two former advisors to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, about her chances of winning.

While Nixon is an acclaimed actress, who holds an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony award, she has not held a political office position before.

That said, she is constantly talking about political affairs and has openly opposed New York state’s current governor Andrew Cuomo on many of his political stances.

For instance, while accepting a Visibility Award at the Human Rights Campaign’s New York Gala, Nixon decided to give a speech about wealth inequality and “corporate Democrats.”

In addition, Nixon has also openly criticized President Donald Trump over his immigration and transgender bans.

Plus, Nixon criticized and called Vice President Mike Pence the “poster boy for anti-LGBT rhetoric, legislation and conversion therapy.”

That said, Nixon hasn’t officially announced that she’s running for office yet.

As the New York Times reports, Nixon’s publicist Rebecca Capellan fielded off questions with the following statement:

“Many concerned New Yorkers have been encouraging Cynthia to run for office, and as she has said previously, she will continue to explore it.

“If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public.”

If she were to run for office and win, Cythia Nixon would become the first openly bisexual Governor and the first woman in the role as well.