"My mum came home from shopping one day to find me dancing to Kylie at the top of the stairs, wearing only a red thong. I think she realised then..." "The Coming Out Bible" aims a modern-day lens at the lesbian and gay community, taking a snapshot of what it's like coming out in the modern era - whether it's to your family, friends, colleagues or the person staring back from the mirror. The book includes tales from lesbians and gay men of all ages - from the teenager petrified of telling his dad, to the 56-year-old woman sharing her finally realised secret with her adult children.The stories are funny, heartfelt and sometimes sad, but always honest and open, portraying fears and frustrations along with the relief of finally throwing open the closet door and stepping out, pink feather boa optional. The book kicks off with a helping of the more famous coming out stories of our time - step forward George Michael, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres.
It then moves into 101 stories of pride and prejudice, from the siblings who came out one after another; to coming out at work by wearing a T-shirt that says "This Is What A Lesbian Looks Like"; to the look of disappointment and shock on the face of one guy when a woman told him she was gay: "You don't have to be, you're not ugly," was his thoughtful response. Every page of this book should provide inspiration for those considering making the move themselves, and a rush of recognition for those who've already done the deed.