Coming out as gay when one is just a plain old ordinary citizen is hard enough. I can't even imagine how difficult this would be.
Ack. There are so many points to make about this situation. It so highlights the black curtain of necessary secrecy draping many of us. And oh what a mess it can be when one finally acknowledges one's sexuality. I ought to know; I've had to clean up my own mess after all. Still am mopping a few small puddles and it's been a long time since I pushed aside that black curtain and stepped into the spotlight. Yet even after someone is "out" that black curtain can still be necessary at times. Because some people just aren't ready for the truth.