20 people talk about the struggles of being in a closeted relationship
Dating is hard and relationships are tricky enough to navigate without the added complication of loving someone who’s still in the closet. One day things are going beautifully, and the next you’re being introduced as “the roommate” — uh oh. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many members of the LGBTQ community who are unable to share their most authentic selves with those around them.
Because for some people, coming out just isn’t an option.
The reasons are many and often personal — maybe their family won’t accept their sexuality, maybe they’re working in a homophobic environment or maybe the timing just isn’t right. Whatever the reason, the struggle remains.