About a year ago, McGillis revealed to SheWired.com, one of the largest lesbian-oriented sites, that she was a lesbian. When the interviewer, Jennifer Corday, asked McGillis if she was looking for a man or a woman, McGillis answered, "Definitely a woman."
"I am done with the man thing," McGillis said. "I did that and need to move on in life."
McGillis said that her coming out was a hard process that started when she was about 12 and conflicted greatly with some of her spiritual beliefs.
"It was a long, arduous journey for me," McGillis said. "I had a lot of things happen that convinced me that God was punishing me because I was gay, so that was a hard process for me.
"Life is a freaking journey," McGillis continued. "And it's about growing and changing, and coming to terms with who and what you are, and loving who and what you are."
Before coming out as a lesbian, McGillis was married twice.
Unlike Baxter, McGillis came out on a small, LGBT-themed Web site, but Barrios said that didn't diminish the importance of what she was doing.
"The Internet means news can travel at the speed of light," Barrios said. "And the impact is the same in the heart and the soul of the reader no matter where it comes from."