I can hear what you’re saying because I know what it feels like to own up to something that may not be so popular in some quarters. Heck, I faced some annoying comments this morning, and see raised eyebrows at me in the sciences. Please do write, even if not to publish, just for yourself. You may find you do feel that you need to publish it after a while. Or maybe not. At least you’ll know you wrote it out.
Very respectfully, I think it may be unfair to use this particular phrase in comparison to this struggle we face, as people who are actually ‘coming out’ probably face more dire consequences many times.