Cynthia Nixon will be honored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation with its Vito Russo Award on March 13 in New York. The award is presented to an openly gay media professional who has helped promote equal rights.
Nixon, who has two children, has been in a relationship with activist Christine Marinoni since 2003. The Sex and the City actress told New York magazine in 2006: “I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn’t a struggle, there wasn’t an attempt to suppress. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I’m a public figure.”