Closeted

Closeted is an often pejorative term to describe a person who is not open about one's orientation, gender, religious or political beliefs, and so on.

In almost all cases, this is because of conditioning, peer pressure, and societal norms, or some level of oppressive force. Therefore, being closeted is unlikely to be a free choice, or is unlikely to have been the individual's choice had the oppressive norm not existed.

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