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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.


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

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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