keeping silent about one's sexual orientation or gender identity

Closeted and in the closet are metaphors used to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people who for some reason have not disclosed their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex characteristics. People who have declared this identity are said to have "come out of the closet."

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  • Epistemology of the Closet (reprinted 1992) by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, ISBN 0-520-07874-8.
  • Dossie Easton, Janet Hardy, When Someone You Love Is Kinky, Greenery Press, 2000. ISBN 1-890159-23-9.

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