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January 12, 2012

Former actress had been away from limelight for two decades

Kristy McNichol didn't go on The Today Show like her former TV big sister Meredith Baxter to announce to the world that she is a lesbian.

Instead, the former star of the TV drama Family and the sitcom Empty Nest, has released brief statements through her publicist in recent days including one of thanks on Thursday (12 January).

January 10, 2012

Out stars Cherry Jones and BD Wong are among those cheering on the decision by the former actress to go public

Kristy McNichol has not made a movie or been on a television show for more than 20 years.

And yet, when the former star of the 70s TV drama Family and the 80s sitcom Empty Nest had her publicist release a statement on Friday in which she publicly came out, it was still big news.

January 10, 2012

Out stars Cherry Jones and BD Wong are among those cheering on the decision by the former actress to go public

Kristy McNichol has not made a movie or been on a television show for more than 20 years.

And yet, when the former star of the 70s TV drama Family and the 80s sitcom Empty Nest had her publicist release a statement on Friday in which she publicly came out, it was still big news.

January 6, 2012

Actress who won Emmy for TV series Family wants to help bullied kids

Kristy McNichol, an actress who came to fame in the late 1970s as one of the stars of the ABC drama Family, has come out publicly as a lesbian.

Now 49, the Emmy winner has been out of the spotlight for much of the past 20 years with her last major role being the NBC sitcom Empty Nest.

According to a People.com story posted Friday (6 January), McNichol decided to come out now because she wants to help kids who are being bullied.

January 6, 2012

Actress who won Emmy for TV series Family wants to help bullied kids

Kristy McNichol, an actress who came to fame in the late 1970s as one of the stars of the ABC drama Family, has come out publicly as a lesbian.

Now 49, the Emmy winner has been out of the spotlight for much of the past 20 years with her last major role being the NBC sitcom Empty Nest.

According to a People.com story posted Friday (6 January), McNichol decided to come out now because she wants to help kids who are being bullied.