Hi Lauren. That’s a bit of a situation. After 3 years of having the freedom to dress as you please, and when you please, having to hide again is difficult. The two questions I would have is A: how long do you think it would be till you do get your own place, and more importantly B: is there one family member you think would be supportive of your coming out. Many of us eventually come out – it’s not always easy, but it is a huge emotional weight removed from our shoulders when we do. Any way you could test the waters of opinion on the subject with a family member? For example, here in Canada the Pride parade will finally be a Go again this year and its in the news. A casual comment on a subject like that could get you a feel for their attitudes and give you an idea on their thoughts. Thing is, if you do have to live there for an extended period, you don’t want it to be uncomfortable. You know your family best, hopefully there are some open minded people there.
I do wish you luck and success. None of us like going back into hiding after having tasted freedom.