If I had to give a step by step of how to come out of the closet (from my perspective) this is how I would do it...
How To Come Out of The Closet In 3 EASY Steps!
Step 1: High five your buddies
Step 2: Tell them you are gay
Step 3: Give them a hug
It's that simple. People are often afraid of what coming out of the closet will do for them socially, professionally, and publicly. In my opinion, If coming out is all it takes to hurt a relationship, do you really want that relationship in your life?