If Cynthia Nixon has her means, she is going to make historical past this autumn as each the primary feminine and primary brazenly LGBTQ governor of New York.
The “Sex and the City” famous person officially introduced her gubernatorial run Monday, and is about to problem two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo within the Democratic number one this September.
Nixon, who identifies as bisexual, won reward from numerous LGBTQ personalities, together with Rosie O’Donnell. However, she were given a cold reaction from one distinguished member of the queer group, Christine Quinn. The former New York City Council speaker wondered Nixon’s in a Tuesday interview with the New York Post, and deemed Nixon’s gubernatorial run “a flight of fancy.”
Quinn then took purpose at Nixon’s endorsement of Bill de Blasio within the 2013 Democratic number one for New York City mayor. The first girl and brazenly LGBTQ individual to function New York City council speaker, Quinn ran unsuccessfully in opposition to de Blasio that 12 months.
“Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City,” stated Quinn, who has campaigned for Cuomo. “Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor.”
Though Nixon has been an outspoken recommend for public schooling, girls’s rights and LGBTQ rights, many have wondered whether or not she has the chops to function a governor. A couple of have even drawn parallels between the actress and President Donald Trump, who lacks each political and armed forces provider.
Quinn, in a similar way, steered that Nixon’s famous person energy didn’t routinely make her suited to public workplace.
“She’s an accomplished actress, a supporter of political causes and that’s a good thing,” Quinn informed the New York Post. “But she’s never run an organization. This is a time to move away from celebrity and toward progressive leadership.”
Quinn clarified her remarks in a chain of tweets on Tuesday, announcing that her criticisms of Nixon have been primarily based handiest on her loss of revel in, no longer her sexuality.
Nixon, then again, didn’t appear too vexed by way of Quinn’s criticisms. “Her being a lesbian and my being a lesbian” isn’t the problem, she informed the New York Post.
Acknowledging that she’s by no means held an elected workplace, Nixon added, “It’s time for an outsider. I’m not an Albany insider.”