it can be extremely scary to come out of the closet. theres that fear of not being accepted, fear of rejcetion, fear that someone will tell you that its "Just a phase" or fear that someone will think you have a mental illness. There's a lot that could go wrong, conversion therapy being leagal in some pleaces makes that worse. no one wants to be placed in conversion therapy. Anything could go wrong in the coming out process, I know it still sucks that my mom still doesnt accept me for who I am. People are being told who to love and you cant change that about a person. It's the most terifying thing to come out of the closet, and its not a one time thing which is even scarier thinking you might have to come out again to someone else and get that rush of fear of acceptance, rejectance, hatrid, so much.