After coming out at the age of 49 Ian McKellen talks about his experience coming out. “I didn’t really know who I was—a closeted gay,” he said.
Living and growing up in a time where being gay was criminalised made life hard for young McKellen but after attending Cambridge University he was able to be true to himself and to others.
“Cambridge [University] was great for me… all the many parts I had played there, as I loved for the first time going out in public and displaying my emotions.
“I enjoyed disguising myself as a closeted gay boy,” he shares, according to People.
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