Harry French launches Coming Out Day

Britain's first Coming Out Day has been launched by Harry French, Mr Gay UK. Coming Out Day is the initiative of National Friend, the UK's gay help line and befriending service, and Gay.com, the world's largest gay internet company. 
Coming Out Days are already well established in the United States. National Friend and Gay.com hope that it will become an annual event in the UK too. "Coming out is often the most important event in a gay person's life," explained Iain Sharp, a spokesperson for National Friend. "It's not just children coming out to parents, it can be parents coming out to children, people coming out to work colleagues, or people coming out to friends." 
"Organisations such as National Friend can play a vital role in providing advice on this often nerve-wracking experience", added Sharp. 
National Friend is offering a 24 hour advice line to people who need to help or someone to talk to. The website, www.comingoutday.org.uk, hosted by uk.gay.com is now up and running with e-greetings cards, advice and testimonies, including one from Sir Ian McKellen.