Houston Posted February 17, 2012 Share Posted February 17, 2012 I'm 26 and still in the closet and it's starting to get me down. I don't see an alternative though as the thought of coming out scares me to death. I've only ever told one person that I liked guys and that was a guy I was briefly involved with last year, but we fell out and I've cut off all contact with him. I feel like I can't tell my parents as they'd be extremely disappointed and in the past they've made some homophobic comments. I feel like I can't tell my friends because I "pretend" to be straight and to go back on years of lies would make me look ridiculous and deceitful. I also hate the stereotypes that people have of gay people - I am not effeminate or camp, I don't want to go to gay pride parades... so I would hate for people to change their view of me if I came out. I worry that my straight guy friends would stop wanting to hang out with me as a consequence, I don't want just female and gay male friends. Does anybody have any advice or has been in a similar situation? I've considered telling some close friends but really don't think I can do it because it would start the ball rolling and lead to everybody finding out. I feel trapped! Link to comment
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