We suggest that verbal disclosure is good for gay white men. Wake up. For gay Latino men, they may already feel strong connections with others — perhaps based on their ethnic identity — and verbal disclosure of gay identity to others has no impact on these feelings of relatedness. If you don't tell others, you are hiding. Of course, we need more research to study these patterns, especially as they play out over the long term. So, even if I only go out once a year, I refuse to be afraid to go out and celebrate life.
It covers us.
In fact, gay Latino men can practice verbal or nonverbal disclosure without taking a hit to their well-being. Can gay white men practice nonverbal disclosure? It is relational.
You can no longer ignore us.