“Now yesterday, when I announced my candidacy, one of [Andrew] Cuomo’s top surrogates dismissed me as an ‘unqualified lesbian.’
And I just want to say tonight that she was technically right – that I don’t have my certificate from the Department of Lesbian Affairs. Though in my defense, there’s a lot of paperwork involved.”— Cynthia Nixon at a NY Governorship campaign event, responding to being called an “unqualified lesbian” by Christine Quinn.
Nixon posted this portion of her speech to Twitter, where it has since racked up over 150K likes and 30K shares:
“When I announced yesterday that I’m running for gov, one of Cuomo’s top surrogates dismissed me as an “unqualified lesbian.” It’s true that I never received my certificate from the Department of Lesbian Affairs, though in my defense there’s a lot of paperwork required.” ????
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 21, 2018
Response came in all flavors:
You should take it. The oral exam is awesome.
— MeC (@mecreature) March 21, 2018
I've been meaning to get my hetero papers for years but after 5 kids I said y bother. I completely understand and would love to work ur campaign.
— Jim C (@jimmycapo65) March 21, 2018
And lots of lickin envelopes
— Jackie Hoffman (@JackieHoffman16) March 22, 2018
I can’t wait until the on line Lesbian Certification course commercials come on during midday Andy Griffith reruns
— mark santana (@marksantana8) March 22, 2018
Takes time. And you have to learn the handshake.
— Sally Selwan (@ChicagoBeerGirl) March 22, 2018
When you pass the final certification exam, is that when Emma Thompson gives you the toaster?
— Hastings Sinclair (@TingSinclair) March 22, 2018
OMG it’s so hard. The first thing they want to know is if you have ever been with a man!
— DeepStateLez???????? (@batshitcrazylez) March 22, 2018
I’ve always felt bad that I don’t have a degree – now I’m wondering if I’m qualified to be gay – I’ve got nothing else to fall back on
— Graeme Watson (@graemejwatson) March 22, 2018