Which, of course, is why the news that she has come out on the cover of the March issue of Diva magazine is so great. She says:
“I never want to put a label on myself — but knowing that not everyone comes from such a liberal place, when something like Prop 8 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.
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.”
Of course, it's still a tad ambiguous as the what she is being counted as: lesbian, bi, heteroflexible, homoflexible, queerer than a $3 bill, whathaveyou. But considering that Leisha is one of the only out-more-than-in-just-lip-service stars of “The L Word,” I'll take all I can get. So huzzah! Fantastic news. Welcome to the family, Clementine. I'm not even going to do the juvenile thing where I compare your name to citrus. Oops, damn.
In the article, Clementine also implies that she is dating a woman and says, “but it’s new and I wouldn’t call it a relationship. I don’t want to say too much and jinx it.”
And with that the great Who Is She Sleeping With guessing game begins. She has already addressed the Kate Moennig rumors saying they're just “really good friends.” So I guess there is no Sholly in real life. A quick run through the lazy person's favorite stalking tool Google and I found out that she is also some sort of friend with musician Meghan Toohey (one of her Myspace photos is credited to “clementine 'you betta credit my ass' ford”).
And since no game of WISSW can be complete without some sort of personal connection, earlier this winter I went to see Lenka and was watching her band when I thought, “Who is that cute little lesbian on guitar?” So I went home that night and – of course – Googled and said cute little lesbian on guitar was none other than, yep, Meghan Toohey. Obscure? Yes. True? Yes.
I also noticed the “Ariel” name necklace Clementine has worn to several events. But her sister's name is Ariel, so that's a dead end. What? Stop judging. You know WISSW is totally your favorite game. Well, after – as StuntDouble already stated – Gay Projection 101. That's even a game Clementine has played herself.
“Mum and Jane (Lynch) have such a great energy together, on screen and off," Ford said. "They’re still friends. I want them to be together so badly; it’s my secret dream.”
So true. Though I think I've had my own personal, secret dreams involving Jane Lynch, too. Oh, The Reamer. Call me.
So, did Clementine ping your collective 'dars? I even went back to watch her August appearance on This Just out With Liz Feldman to see if I missed anything. But other than being eternally thankful for her decision to wear a black tank top that day, I still didn't get the vibe. Guess I really do need a tune-up.
p.s. If you want a gaydar field test, check out Liz's new third season of This Just Out which so far features two out gay ladies and two my-private-life-is-private
gay ladies. It's perfect practice.
p.p.s. Oh and on a spoilery note, something tells me we may not have seen the end of Sholly just yet.