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Kristy McNichol: I'm a Lesbian


Kristy McNichol, best known for her roles on Family and Empty Nest, has come out of the closet 20 years after leaving acting because she is tired of seeing kids bullied about their sexuality, People reports:

Kristy_mcnicholMcNichol, 49, who has lived with her partner Martie Allen, also 49, for the past two decades, decided to make a statement about her sexuality and share this photo because she is "approaching 50" and wants to "be open about who I am."

She "is very sad about kids being bullied," her publicist Jeff Ballard tells PEOPLE. "She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different."

(h/t Boy Culture)

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  1. i admired so much kristy mcnichol for coming out in the open. not so many women or men are brave enough to admit in public that they are homosexuals.Praise be to her.

    Posted by: jeramie dioso | Jan 9, 2012 8:29:25 PM

  2. I am totally agree with your oppinion.this blog post is very encouraging to people who want to know

    these topics.

    Posted by: swarovski | Jan 12, 2012 2:36:30 AM

  3. I think most of you are talking about Meredith Baxter coming out a few years back. Kristy never came out publicly but was outed a few times by others. I was a very close friend with Kristy in the 70's and 80's and yes she did go to the Odyssey One nightclub but you can bet she was never high on anything. She never even drank alcohol. I still see her from time to time and I'm so happy for her that she is at a good place in her life and wants to be open about her sexuality.

    Hats off Kris!!

    Posted by: HollywoodKid | Jan 12, 2012 5:07:48 PM

  4. No big shocker here,not any more than it was when Jodie Foster came out. Yeah, we sort of guessed that one. I am happy for her. She still looks good. She was always the IT girl when I was a kid, even before "Little Darlings." Sher was all over Tiger Beat, People, everywhere.

    Posted by: chele | Oct 29, 2012 10:25:48 PM

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