I openly discuss things which many people are afraid to discuss publicly. These include being transgender, drug addiction, eating disorders, and being a victim of domestic abuse.
I do not do this because it is safe. I do this because I want to let those who are scared to discuss it know that they are not alone. I want them to know that, yes, others dealing with these things do exist. That there are people they can trust. That if they decide they do wish to reach out publicly, in spite of the dangers of doing so, then they will be received with something other than pure hatred.