I'm bisexual and am obviously closeted to my homophobic parents. As I'm planning on writing an essay on my struggle with my sexuality, I obviously need to check off under the personal information that im bisexual but am afraid that somehow whether it be through an acceptance letter or confirmation for applying this information will be shown. I know I'm just being paranoid but is there any way my parents could see this that's out of my control?
As Jules said it may come down to who gets the mail every day and whether your parents see your emails. If out of an abundance of cautiousness you can email the admissions department at a few of your favorite schools and just say what you just told us and they'd likely accommodate you assuming you don't apply to conservative schools like Liberty BYU et cetera (most religiously affiliated private schools arent really conservative but it might but is heavily unlikely to occur).
Also your parents shouldn't be able to see your essay unless they come across a copy of it so you may be able to put under sexuality prefer not to say and then if you somehow get something relating to LGBTQ you can bluff and say don't know why I got it they are just showing their diversity.
Hope this helps and makes sense. Please comment if something is unclear and Id be happy to help! Also good luck!
They might reach out to you in the mail or by email for scholarships for LGBTQ students and diversity on campus in regards to sexuality so it's possible but at the same time it should be little and discreet.
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