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Thursday, 25 May 2017 23:23

Actress and model Diora Baird comes out as queer

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In a new issue of The Advocate magazine, actress and model Diora Baird addresses her sexual orientation and relationship with comedian Mav Viola.

For the first time, Diora Baird, known for her roles in the "Wedding Crashers" or "Shameless" series and for her many sexy magazine covers including Playboy and Esquire, openly speaks about her sexual orientation and her relationship with a woman.

She explains that she missed something in her private life that she finally found:

"It took me years to accept who I truly was. I tried to be what was expected of me, but I have reached the point where I don’t want to hide anymore. In all my relationships with men, I knew something was missing and I finally figured out what that something is … I am meant to be in a relationship with a woman," she said.

She also tells how she met Mav six months ago:

"I met Mav on a dating app, Bumble, but she didn’t know that she was still on it. I reached out and messaged her and asked her on a date, which was filmed for a documentary I’m working on with Nikki Weiss based on the book Sexual Fluidity by Lisa Diamond. It was the first time I ever asked someone out. We have been in a relationship for six months, and I know without a doubt she is my person."

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The entire interview of Diora will be featured in the August-September issue of The Advocate magazine which will be available digitally on June 29 and on newsstands from July 25.

Photo 1 by Mark Kennedy/ Photo 2 courtesy of Diora Baird


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