exposing to others about one's homosexuality
His mother cried for hours after he came out of the closet
by dawn June 16, 2002
Coming out of the closet

When a gay, trans or in any way queer person tells someone their identity, or declares it in front of a bigger audience.
Person 1: "You have an amazing fashion sense!"
Person 2: "Thank you! I just came out of the closet this morning."
by garbage child November 20, 2021