I have a lot of lesbian and bisexual friends and many of them have eventually come out to their family members. They managed to keep a good relationship with them even though this is very controversial in Kuwait and a lot of families here are still conservative. They don't tell their extended families but the direct family would know.
This has caused me to wonder if it's easier somehow to come out as a lesbian? Only two of my male friends came out and they don't have a good relationship with their families and they even lost a lot of friends, which is why I am not planning on coming out anytime soon either.
I have some female friends in the same situation as me so I know it's just as hard for them but I wonder sometimes if it's worse being gay than a lesbian in certain places. .