Ex-child star Kristy McNichol comes out as lesbian


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former child star Kristy McNichol, star of 1970s TV shows “Family” and “Empty Nest”, came out as a lesbian on Monday, in a public gesture to support kids who are bullied over their sexuality. McNichol, 49, has been out of the public eye for 20 years. But she decided to share a photo of herself and her partner Martie Allen with People magazine. She “is very sad about kids being bullied,” her publicist Jeff Ballard told the celebrity magazine. “She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different. …

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Top Obama aide Daley steps down, budget chief takes over

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama announced an election year shake-up at the White House on Monday, choosing budget director Jack Lew to replace chief of staff Bill Daley, who resigned after a troubled one-year tenure. The switch at the top of the White House power chain comes as Obama […]