Top Gun Star Comes Out After 39 Years

Twice-married McGillis says she's 'done with the man thing'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2009 10:42 AM CDT
McGillis eyes a football during a practice session for the Kelly McGillis Classic International Women & Girls Flag Football Championship in February.   (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Bert Budde)
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(Newser) Top Gun and The L Word star Kelly McGillis has confirmed longstanding rumors that she's a lesbian, saying she's unequivocally "done with the man thing," SheWired reports. McGillis, 51, said she has wrestled with her sexuality since adolescence and believed God was punishing her for being gay. "Life is a freaking journey, and it's about growing and changing, and loving who you are," she says.