Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his own coming out Sir Ian noted that he has never regretted about it and he knows no gay person who would come out and regret about it, because only being open and honest brings sense to life. “Today is the 30th anniversary of the BBC radio discussion when I publically said I was gay. So I’m celebrating!” Sir Ian tweeted. The pst was retweeted 65 thousand times. Sir Ian came out as gay publicly in 1988 during a radio discussion on BBC Radio 3. He voiced his own coming out as the UK Parliament debated introducing Section 28 which banned speaking about LGBT issues at schools. Last year he said that it is not true that actors will lose roles if they are open about their sexual orientation. In an interview at the Variety Studio in Cannes Lions, he also criticised anti-LGBT measures held by Trump.