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Cybill Shepherd’s daughter says: “I am gay”

How many gay and lesbian kids would love to have Cybill Shepherd as their mom when they come out? The star of Moonlighting, Cybill and more recently L Word has been a gay rights activist for decades and was front and center at the 1993 March on Washington.

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Clementine Ford, the oldest of Cybill’s three children is one lucky kid. She has confirmed what had previously ben strongly hinted at: she is a lesbian and decided to discuss it just as she has landed a role on the CBS daytime soap Young and the Restless. (She had previously co-starred with her mother on L Word).

“Look, I am gay, and I just wanted there not to be this big emphasis on it,” she tells Advocate.com.

Clementine also discuessed gay marriage: It’s like, “Why is it different? Get over it.” If you don’t want to have a gay marriage, don’t have one. Don’t marry someone of the same sex, but let me do it if I want to!” Ellen and Portia became poster children for gay marriage because we don’t have a lot of people that are representing this. There are still those walls, and there are those people who say, “Hide who you are. Be careful. Don’t be too gay.” I think a lot of that, and the media feeding into that, is part of the reason that Prop. 8 passed.

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  1. Read this yesterday, then last night saw her first scenes as Mackenzie on Y&R (on SoapNet). Kudos to her coming out just as she begins an important role on daytime’s top-rated drama!

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