Ever felt Homophobia while dealing with a Business?

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    Jul 14, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    Like you felt that the business representative treated you differently, perhaps gave you less quality service, or you feared that they may do something to hinder you with their service, because of their personal opinions on homosexuality?

    I just had that experience. I will tell you about it tomorrow when I can show something.

    How about you?
  • LJay

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    Jul 15, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    Yes.

    Most of the guys where I worked last were gay and we all hated each other.

    Terrible homophobic situation.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Jul 15, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    I have no direct evidence, but I am certain it has occurred by the change in people's behavior towards me.... but that is SC for you. icon_neutral.gif
  • solak

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    Jul 15, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    Yep..

    and unfortunate that small gay businesses are bleeding, because they can't afford larger lobbies like the larger corporations to pay off the Administration to further kill competition via proposed audits/tax increase to small biz.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/13/small-business-confidence_n_644329.html

    "Just six percent of owners said "finance" was their single most important problem. Rather, poor sales, taxes and government red tape took the top three spots."

    no payout, no bailout. sorry gay entrepreneurs.
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    Jul 15, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    That's what spawned my career change from Engineering to Pilot.
    It became a dead end job with no more promotions once they learned about my sexuality.
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    Jul 15, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    I guess I haven't. I'm an engineer and just was promoted. I'm out at work and keep my team updated about my boyfriend when they ask.

    I guess it's less intimidating when more than half your team is women, and your both and director is a woman icon_biggrin.gif

    I lucked out for sure! I love my job. Although, i do feel compelled to perform at a higher caliber than the average individual. Deep down i guess I want them to see that my sexuality is not what defines me.
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    Jul 15, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    No, I'm not talking about the place that you work, but a business you may use the services of.
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    Jul 15, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidNo, I'm not talking about the place that you work, but a business you may use the services of.


    I've had taxi cabs in DC refuse to give me and my bf rides for fares
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    Jul 15, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidNo, I'm not talking about the place that you work, but a business you may use the services of.
    Oh...well in that case, yes.
    I get free food at KFC now ever since I told the manager I'm gay; and the KFC I frequent has a buffet. Win! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 15, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    Yes, I have, and even with two employers from years and years ago.

    An example from a business - I stayed at a hotel in Boston once with another guy, but, we were not able to get a room with one bed at first...At the front desk, we had to explain twice that, no, one bed is fine. Seriously, yes, one bed. hehe.
    Yes, we're together. It's OK. We don't need two beds...haha.

    But, in terms of bad service from a business, plenty of cab drivers in Philly are homophobic.

    However, on a positive note, there are plenty of business experiences I can share where my being gay was viewed very much as a positive!