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Cynthia Nixon Loves New York City

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Cynthia Nixon loves New York for all its diversity, and the energy and, of course, it's the setting of her wildly successful show Sex and the City -- and the movies, too! Most importantly, though, it's made it easier for her to talk about her sexuality.

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The star has children Samantha, 14, and Charles, seven, with ex-partner Danny Mozer, and says the cosmopolitan city is more accepting of her same-sex relationship with Christine Marinoni.

She said: "Living in New York made it easier to come out. I'm sure it was strange for my daughter, but we have so many gay people in our lives - her uncle is gay, her godmothers are gay. It would be different if we lived somewhere else."

The actress thinks the "richness" and "energy" of the city make it a perfect place to bring up her children. She explained: "There is such diversity in New York, every nationality and every religion, all kinds of neighbourhoods and lifestyles. It's so rich that way. I really like the energy on the street. It was a great place to grow up and it's a great place to raise your children."

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