Kristy McNichol Comes Out As Gay, Vows To Help Others

Jan 9, 2012 Full story: www.contactmusic.com 13

The actress Kristy McNichol has revealed that she is gay, in the hope that it may help to combat child bullying.

Editor's note: this was an "open secret" in the gay community for years. Glad to see she's finally come out publicly!

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Since: Dec 06

Westland , MI

#1 Jan 9, 2012
I was in love with her as a kid. Yea, Kristy!!!
tandem

Fort Recovery, OH

#2 Jan 9, 2012
This is nothing more than stupid publicity. No one cares if she is gay. Be judged as the person you are not by the label.

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#3 Jan 9, 2012
tandem wrote:
This is nothing more than stupid publicity. No one cares if she is gay. Be judged as the person you are not by the label.
She has said the reason she decided to come out was to try and help stop bullying of lgbt kids. Kids who are being bullied for being lgbt usually feel they are all alone. The more lgbt people are "out" the better for these vulnerable kids.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#4 Jan 9, 2012
tandem wrote:
This is nothing more than stupid publicity. No one cares if she is gay. Be judged as the person you are not by the label.
in a perfect world, you'd be right.

sadly, that's not the case here and now. as long as folks stand up and say the vile things they do about homosexuals, celebrities (and even "has beens" as in Kristy McNichol) need to step up and help the kids everywhere else in America to see that it's ok to be the way they are and not to listen to the detractors.

i wish it were at the point where EVERYONE says "so what" when someone comes out. it would show an indifference, an anihilation of the social stigma currently attached to coming out. slowly, society is evolving to that point. i think in the next couple of generations it will at that point, with fewer and fewer detractors shouting their objections.

good for you, kristi. good for you.
Larry Craig s Stance

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Jan 9, 2012
tandem wrote:
This is nothing more than stupid publicity. No one cares if she is gay.
Oh good, then you're not going to try and limit any variety of equal rights...since you agree no one cares who is gay.

(Lying moron.)

And no one needs to know you str8 people are str8. Stop with the wedding announcements and high school proms already.
tandem

Fort Recovery, OH

#7 Jan 10, 2012
Its evident in your rhetoric that YOU are doing exactly what you are accusing the straight population of doing. If you put a label on anything, it creates judgement...so get a clue. When you disignate or use "straight" as a derrogative adjective you are no better than those you are accusing. You feel you are being discriminated and bullied...well join the ranks of white working class, black working class, hispanic working class people in this nation. You think you are the only people with problems? Are there any stars coming out for these groups?
Ask anyone below the age of 30 who Kristi McNichol is.... you will find few. However her good intentions are noted. And also, when you have to resort to calling people names:(lying moron) you show your inability to have a civil disagreement. Even my gay sis understands that your own belligerence is one of the reasons you cannot command nor legislate the respect of the majority.
Gary Bauer s Vas Deferens

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Jan 10, 2012
tandem wrote:
Its evident in your rhetoric that YOU are doing exactly what you are accusing the straight population of doing.
Shut your piehole, you crazy bigot.

I'm not running around saying str8 people can't marry, adopt, serve openly, teach, be protected from arbitrary firing.

You lying bigots better get used to being called out on your sexually sick bigotry - normal people know homophobes are the unwell bigots.
tandem

Fort Recovery, OH

#9 Jan 10, 2012
Ignorance must be such bliss for you Philly, PA. You even change your name to make it look like more think like you. You are incredibly paranoid and you really think that "everyone" that isn't gay is a homophobe and bigot. NO wonder much of the legislation doesn't get anywhere. With people like you pushing everyone's buttons no one will listen because you have created such a divide. I personally think you should be allowed to marry and I have friends that "are married" and didn't the "serving openly" pass? BTW, one of my gay friends is a pastor so reserve your generalizations for others who want to be prejudiced. BTW There are alot of us that believe that NO Gov. should be allowed to dictate what anyone does in their private life. I happen to like the color blue --- does that make me a colorphobe against red? According to you it does!
Gary Bauer s Vas Deferens

Bethlehem, PA

#10 Jan 10, 2012
tandem wrote:
Ignorance must be such bliss
Shut up, you stupid filth.

You cited an equivalence.

I pointed out to you there is no equivalence - I don't seek pogroms against talibangelical, sexually sick homophobes.

Talibangelical, sexually sick homophobes seek pogroms against glbt people.

Anyone with half a brain can understand this concept. Most heterosexuals are likewise getting to a point of more than irritation with fundie homophobes, too, if belatedly.
tandem

Fort Recovery, OH

#11 Jan 11, 2012
LOL......thank you
Romney s Magic Skivvies

Bethlehem, PA

#12 Jan 12, 2012
tandem wrote:
This is nothing more than stupid publicity. No one cares if she is gay. Be judged as the person you are not by the label.
Don't worry, you Franco Catholics will be judged as the bigots you are, not by any label.

lol
tandem

Fort Recovery, OH

#13 Jan 13, 2012
Feed your face in Philly. You should eat --- b/c you can't think.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14 Jan 13, 2012
Thanks Ms. McNichol

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