Our expert says:
Ageing and Sexuality expert
What a challenging situation for you. I understand how terrifying it must feel to own yourself within your family and community. You are correct to be weary to out yourself here as it may well have dangerous consequences for you, as you describe.
The best way for you to manage is to get professional assistance. A therapist who works with sexual orientation as well as joining a support group will be best for you. Here you will see there are many other people who have struggled to come out due to their unique circumstances and will offer you knowledge and support.
One thing is for sure you are you , no need or way to change that. Please get the support you need - its your right.
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