Closeted

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/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) people who have not disclosed their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex characteristics. After disclosure, they are said to have "come out of the closet."

Reading listEdit

  • 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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