Study: Majority of LGBT workers nationwide are closeted on the job

  • metta

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    May 08, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
    Study: Majority of LGBT workers nationwide are closeted on the job

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/study-majority-of-lgbt-workers-nationwide-are-closeted-on-the-job/
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    May 08, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    The numbers in that study are disturbing. We have a long way to go. It also shows the importance of passing ENDA.
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    May 08, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    It may be helpful, but no amount of legislation will change the hearts and minds of people. That will just take time.
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    May 08, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
    sad, but knowing what I know and from experience, its understandable, most still looking to climb the corporate ladder, they sacrifice their real selves and their own lives and will risk being blackmailed and a scandal to get there icon_mad.gif
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    May 08, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    if they want to fire you they will find a reason.


    In Colorado being gay is not a legal reason for any type of job action.

    In some respect ENDA is more desirable than the repeal of DOMA. So gay rights is an unfinished project till both are in place.
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    May 08, 2014 9:05 PM GMT
    #notshocked
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    May 08, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidIt may be helpful, but no amount of legislation will change the hearts and minds of people. That will just take time.

    For now, I'll just accept it being illegal to discriminate in employment based on sexual orientation. Changing their hearts and minds might be nice, but I really don't care much if they like me or not, because for the most part when I think of the gay haters, I picture some old lady with missing teeth, yellowed, white hair in a bad, tightly curled perm, wearing nothing but a cheap Walmart bra and panties, and smoking a Pall Mall as she sits at her kitchen table typing angrily in all caps, comments about the "homosexuals" into her laptap.
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    May 09, 2014 1:19 AM GMT
    Problem is, employers know what and what not to say. Like someone said above, if they want to fire you, they will find a reason. There's always a way around these laws. Attorneys that I've spoken to say that discrimination cases are extremely difficult to prove.
    A lot of us may also be projecting hatred onto others at work, consequently we are afraid to come out. My employer, a large company, has official policies against discrimination, and conversations with most supervisors over the years tells me that the vast majority couldn't care less what turns me on or off. The few angry schmucks that are left, their numbers are diminishing rapidly. Still, they could create a lot of grief. So a lot of us hesitate to come out. It's just gonna take more time.
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    May 09, 2014 3:34 AM GMT
    It is no secrete at my work place, that my husband and I have been together for over 20 years. I refuse to live a lie for others. But then I was also out before I was a teen in the 1960's out in the Aussie bush when so many men said and did nothing for our advancement.icon_redface.gif The bisexuals had wives and children too hid behind.