Cynthia Nixon, ‘Sex and the City’ Lesbian Star, Honored For Gay Rights Advocacy

Cynthia Nixon

Actress Cynthia Nixon, who mesmerized television audiences for years as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s “Sex and the City,” will receive Yale University’s first ever LGBT award.

The 46-year-old actress is set to receive the “Artist for Equality” award on Feb. 8 (tonight) as part of Yale University GALA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alumni Association's Reunion Weekend.

Nixon is the first person to receive the accolade, which will be awarded every year to artists “who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,” according to Yale University.

Mickey Dobbs, co-president of the Yale GALA, said Nixon was selected for the honor for “representing the LGBT community with humor, intelligence and enthusiasm.”

“From her political campaigning to her editorial in Newsweek to her many speaking engagements, she has been a vigorous defender of marriage equality who has kept such an important issue in the public eye,” Dobbs added.

In a statement, the actress, who married her partner Christine Marinoni last year in New York, said she was “incredibly honored” by the award.


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