actor would be running for one of the most powerful offices in the state on the platform of fixing the damn subways — and could very well become the first female, openly gay governor in the state’s history. Nixon has been upfront about the fact that she identifies as being far more on the bisexual end of the spectrum — and also about how that fact often gets lost in favor of black-and-white proclamations about her sexuality.The New York Times said it; the Guardian said it; even Vox said it. When Nixon began dating Christine Marinoni in 2004 after dating a man for 15 years, it was largely treated as the coming-out story of a woman who realized late in life that she was a lesbian.
Nixon's wife works in the LGBTQ community as an activist and recently served in the capacity of an adviser for New York City's Deputy Mayor Richard Buery while helping Buery with the city's community partnerships program.
Ever since then, Marinoni began organizing to highlight the issue of homophobia in the city.
"We organized some events to bring attention to it, and call for more police attention and protection for the community.
The couple began working together to bring awareness to anti-LGBTQ crimes while Marinoni told City and State New York, "We went up a few times to Albany and met with legislators and talked to them about passage of gay marriage in New York City."As an LGBTQ advocate, Marinoni told City and State New York that she believed that her activism needed to be intersectional in order to have any effect on improving living conditions for LGBTQ New Yorkers.
In the interview, she spoke of working in New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration and bringing a more intersectional approach to LGBTQ outreach programs.