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Sir Ian McKellen Decided To Come Out As A Reaction To Britain’s Antigay Law

ian-mckellenIt was very easy, but I was 49 years old. I hadn’t given much thought about it before then, to tell you the truth. I was living very happily and openly as a gay man. It all happened in a bit of a rush when I decided to come out. I was angry because of a law that was antigay in the United Kingdom, and it was easier to come out in my indignation. When people are worrying about coming out, they’re worried about what other people will think, they’re worried about whether they’ll lose the love of their family. I’m involved in an organization which helps kids like that in the U.K. called Albert Kennedy Trust, and we have a lot of homeless kids thrown out by their parents. I do have a regret about coming out – I wish I had come out much earlier, but again, what can you do? You do what you can now.”

 

Sir Ian McKellen interviewed by Men’s Health and discussing his decision to come out publicly in 1988

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On:           Nov 23, 2013
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  • 2 Comments
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      Thanks to all the American gays who supported us poor Brits during the dark days of Section 28.
      It was like Russia I tells you!
      Where Hitler started…

      Nov 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @fagburn: Get f*cked fagburn, you bedsit Brighton scum.

      Why don’t you tell us how we are “worse than holocaust deniers” again.

      Nov 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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