It's a bit late, but I thought I'd add this.
I've never 'formally' come out, as I feel it's too dramatic, and in this country there's not a lot of point. It's illegal to discriminate against someone because of their sexuality anyway.
However, I'm out to at least two people, with a further few people probably knowing (not quite sure, haven't bothered to ask them) and some of my family probably knowing. It's not like I hide it; nobody asks.
You still have time to swap.