Actress Kelly McGillis has described herself as an LGBT activist.

In an interview with Smashing Interviews to promote director Jim Mickle's horror-drama film We Are What We Are, McGillis, who came out lesbian in 2009 and entered a civil union in New Jersey with sales executive Melanie Leis the following year, was asked whether she would call herself “a LGBT advocate or activist?”

“Yes I would,” McGillis replied. “I wouldn't say I'm into militant activism. I think being an activist means being willing to be who you are in any social situation and allow people to get to know you as a person as opposed to a label. That's how I would describe my activism.”

“I don't run around telling people what they should be thinking. I believe people have every right in the world to make up their own minds and their own decision without my help,” she added.

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