Some people are still disowned by their families for being gay. Anti-LGBT hate crimes have been on the rise. From an article tracking hate crimes in DC "The data show there were a total of 97 reported hate crimes in the nation’s capital in 2018 based on the victims’ sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, representing an increase from 59 such cases in 2016 and 69 anti-LGBT hate crimes reported in 2017." The NYT reports that "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were already the most likely targets of hate crimes in America, according to an analysis of data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation." So yeah, some people still feel the need to cover up being gay.