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Cynthia Nixon campaign selling ‘Unqualified Lesbian’ campaign shirts

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Cynthia Nixon is seizing on a fundraising opportunity after a local politician said the former “Sex and the City” star now running for governor of New York was an “unqualified lesbian.”

Nixon’s campaign has seized on the comments and will be selling “Unqualified Lesbian” T-shirts at a Monday campaign event that marks Nixon’s 52nd birthday party.

“Hot off the presses!” Nixon wrote on Twitter.

{mosads} The slogan comes after former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an openly gay former New York mayoral candidate, blasted the actress’s qualifications for the position.

“Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City,” Quinn told the New York Post last month, referencing her own unsuccessful mayoral bid. “Now she wants an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor.”

Quinn walked back her comments to clarify that she was not attacking Nixon’s identity.

“To be clear, Cynthia Nixon’s identity has no bearing on her candidacy and it was not my intention to suggest it did,” Quinn wrote on Twitter. “I want to be clear about that. I would never, EVER, criticize someone because of their identity.”

The former “Sex and the City” star is challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary.

Nixon has previously said her lack of political experience is actually a strength because “sometimes a little naiveté is exactly what is needed.”

Cuomo, who has been governor for two terms, is currently ahead of Nixon in the polls, according to a Quinnipiac University poll from late March.

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