Kristy McNichol gave an interview to People Magazine telling the world she is gay and providing a photo of her partner for the last 20 years. Had Kristy not come out yet? Sometimes I get confused. The problem is that when you see someone a few times and you know they are gay and you get that in your head, then down the road and they give an interview about being gay, you have to stop and wonder whether they had done something publicly before. Kristy McNichol used to be the teen crush of lots of guys and she was also the poster child of the tabloids for a long time. Honestly, if there was an internet back when she was popular, she would have been a combination Lindsay Lohan/Mischa Barton. The thing is, she could also act. I remember watching her in Empty Nest. Barely. I think though it came on right before or after Golden Girls. It also had Joe Isuzu in it. It was a spin off of Golden Girls I think so they would drop by. I do remember watching it and thinking to myself, “I can't believe I am home on a Saturday night.” I am too lazy to go to IMDb, but didn't she star in Little Foxes with Jodie Foster?
Kristy decided to come out to see if she could help people who are being bullied and I think that is great. I think if people coming out can help just one person it is worth it.