Thursday, April 30, 2009
Kelly McGillis Says She's Gay on SheWired's 'Girl Rock'
04/30/2009 6:30 AM
Fifty-one-year young Kelly McGillis is starting her "life in a whole different phase," she told rocker and SheWired vlogger Jennifer Corday -- ostensibly coming out as a lesbian.
Corday, in her Girl Rock video blog, asks the Top Gun and The Accused star, that since she is single, is she looking for a man or woman, or both?
In no uncertain terms McGillis responded that what she is looking for is "definitely a woman." McGillis, a long-rumored lesbian who starred on The L Word as a closeted Army Colonel trying a Don't Ask Don't Tell case added that she is "done with the man thing." She said she is "done with that, and needs to move on in life, and that's another part of being true to yourself." It has been a challenge personally for her, she added.
McGillis said that realizing her sexuality has been an ongoing process for her since she was 12 years old, but through her life faced getting over being convinced that God was punishing her for being gay.
Corday told McGillis that it's much easier to become spiritual now and people realize that "God is okay with you being gay."
McGillis added that "life is a freaking journey, and it's about growing and changing, and coming to terms with who and what you are, and loving who and what you are."
Watch the interview below. McGillis and Corday touch on being gay at about the seven-minute mark. (watch)
Posted by Sue Hoffman at 7:41 PM