While coming out stories typically get a lot of attention, it is just as important to understand the reasons that people remain silent. Here narrators talk about times they–or others they know–did not speak up about their sexuality. This section of the site also contains comments from transgender individuals about passing as a “genetic” man or woman.
Paul Tiesse “There is still subconsciously this fear of being outed.”
Peter Williams “I think he should’ve been forthright.”
Willow Williams “There’s flames shooting out of our chimney!”
Kim Winchester “I was so ashamed back then.”