Coming out of the closet is a very personal process, and there are tons of small factors that influence when and how someone decides to have that conversation.
Nerves, hostile religious and political environments, and a sense of privacy are just a few of the ingredients that cause someone to conceal their sexuality all the way into adulthood. So, even when loved ones already "know," a loved one shouldn't be considered out until they choose to be.
However, in cases where a family member suspects their loved one is hiding their sexuality for fear of judgement, it can be hard to know what to do. Do you approach them head on to let them know you support them and risk outing them? Or do you wait it out, even if it feels suspenseful and needless?
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