The Shame Closet

Maybe it's because we're in Pride month, June, but I have on my mind the phrase "coming out of the closet" which we know is closely associated with the LGBTQ communities. I have looked up the origin of the term but didn't find anything definitive. It just kind of evolved, as these things do. Remember when gay just meant happy? I've been thinking about who else among us is in the closet? The Shame Closet. One definition I found of shame is "a condition of humiliating disgrace