Originally Posted by nycindie
It sounds to me like everyone in Jane's tangle is pretty much on the same page and has the agency to choose how "out" they are:
In fairness, if ONE person wishes to remain closeted, that makes it very difficult for the others to be open, without it compromising the closeted partner. If I chose to be open about who I was with, that would invariably "out" my other partners (it's a small world, there's always the chance of it coming round to people they know, even if I only tell "my" people). They can't afford to be open, so I pretend to be single to most of the world.