Ian McKellen's Got A Strong Message To People Coming Out
It's 30 years since Ian McKellen came out.
His tweet to mark the anniversary has gone viral for its powerful, motivating message.
I’ve never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest. Today is the 30th anniversary of the BBC radio discussion when I publically said I was gay. So I’m celebrating!— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) January 27, 2018
And it prompted big responses from all sides.
Ian I am coming out to my family tomorrow. I hope my life will make sense as you say. I hope I could be as brave as you.— O - Tourninouflette (@LoveMorsang) January 27, 2018
Never regretted it either. Best thing I ever did for myself because it enables to meet the love of my life and almost 21 years later we are still going strong! pic.twitter.com/V7zTIchdS6— Mike🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 (@KCGregsHusband) January 27, 2018
I regret coming out to my family, I totally did it wrong, I got all anxious and made excuses like “oh uh my schools always been open to the idea so I guess it changed me” no it didn’t, I fell in love and I couldn’t stop that love. I feel like I need to come out again or something— 𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮♡ thank u peepee (@peasforbrains) January 27, 2018
My son came out to me right after graduating. He had met a sweet guy, and wanted me to know. He'd allready been in situations with me supporting gay rights, but still was relieved. Which was completely adorable. Almost as adorable as they were as a couple.— rfb (@booksmatter33) January 28, 2018
Thanks, Sir Ian.