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Clementine Ford Comes Out

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In the March issue of Diva, Clementine Ford officially came out.

Her reasons for choosing to come out

“I never want to put a label on my self – but knowing that not everyone comes from such a liberal place, when something like Prop 8 [banning gay marriage in California] comes out, you realize it’s important to stand up and be counted. A little gay kid in a small town is more important than whether I want a label.”


Last summer, while she was shooting a public service announcement for the Point Foundation (an organization that grants scholarships to LGBT students), Ford asked Curve reporter JD Disalvatore why the charming, intelligent Point Scholars she'd met that day had been kicked out of their homes.

The answer: "Some people don’t like their kids being gay."

She sent a letter to the Point Foundation after the shoot, offering to help any way she could — even if that meant licking envelopes.

When Diva first asked her about her sexuality, Ford said she wasn't technically out yet, explaining, "For me, there’s never been a distinction about anything to do with sexuality, so there was no declaration to be made. My siblings and I would bring home men and women, and as long as they were human it wasn’t a big thing."

Later in the interview, of course, she went ahead and punctuated the declaration with a label.

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She talks about the rumored relationship between her and co-star Kate Moenning

“Yes, they’re tricky – and clearly we did our jobs right if there are rumors. But I hate to squash them, too. Whatever I say people are going to have their own ideas. Basically we’re really good friends now and people can draw whatever conclusions they want.”

On whether she is currently dating

“Yes, I am, but it’s new and I wouldn’t call it a relationship. I don’t want to say too much and jinx it.”

OMG, I am totally calling a Clementine/Kate Moennig relationship. It has to happen.
For the Who? crowd, she is Cybil Shepard's Daughter and she played Molly Kroll on The L Word in the 5th Season.



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