What Other '80s Teen Stars Have to Say About Equality

BY Josh Hinkle

March 07 2012 1:15 AM ET

CHRISTOPHER ATKINS BROOKE SHIELDS X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMKristy McNichol, star of the risque 1980 comedy Little Darlings, came out publicly as lesbian in an interview with People magazine to show her support for bullied LGBT teens. McNichol's publicist released a statement, saying, "She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different."

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