No Tricks: Magician Comes Out

Abracadabra! We have another celebrated magician on the gay team. British “illusionist” Derren Brown made headlines this weekend after coming out as a living, breathing homosexual. And, like a good, socially conscious celebrity, urged others to do the same:

Coming out when you are in the public eye is one of those things that isn’t an issue to yourself, your friends and your family. But you have to be open and up front.

‘You should always come out; life is so much easier. People generally aren’t as bothered by your intimate secrets as you are.

Some claim that Brown’s admission “shattered” people’s “illusions,” but the 37-year old says he’s received less dramatic reactions: “If anything, I was disappointed to learn that it wasn’t much of a surprise. Possibly my penchant for interior decor had given the game away.”