Are you out at work?

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    Oct 30, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    Yep. I'm out. Everywhere.
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    Oct 30, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    46, work in retail. Have only come out to one person, after she kept badgering me about my relationship status. I have no problem telling if asked, but not going to broadcast it either. It's not the whole of who I am.
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    Oct 30, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    45 yo non profit and yes out. Helps that boss is a lesbian icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 03, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    kw67 said45 yo non profit and yes out. Helps that boss is a lesbian icon_smile.gif


    Yeah, that would help wouldn't it?
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    Nov 03, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    Yes, 23, wardrobe styling
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    Nov 03, 2012 7:00 AM GMT
    Yes, 42. Client Director for a global executive education program. Among my
    N. American and European clients it is completely a non-issue. Individuals may hold different personal views, but none are stupid enough to say anything derogatory publicly. Some of our Middle Eastern and Asian clients are just pretty blind to anything that doesn't fit into their personal schema.
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    Nov 03, 2012 7:06 AM GMT
    osakarob saidYes, 42. Client Director for a global executive education program. Among my
    N. American and European clients it is completely a non-issue. Individuals may hold different personal views, but none are stupid enough to say anything derogatory publicly. Some of our Middle Eastern and Asian clients are just pretty blind to anything that doesn't fit into their personal schema.


    You mentioned your Middle East and Asian clients, but didn't mention South American or African clients. Frankly, I'd love to hear what both sets of clients think.
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    Nov 03, 2012 7:07 AM GMT
    those of us who are out at work should enjoy it while we can . . . it won't be long before the PC/"Progressive" police like meninlove demand that we closet ourselves so we don't offend the sensibilities of muslims and other fundamentalist parvenus . . .
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    Nov 03, 2012 7:19 AM GMT
    I was out at the last job I worked, as a chef, and every job I've worked prior, since I came to terms with my sexuality. At the moment, I'm a student, and it hasn't come up yet. So I'm not out, but I'm not hiding either.
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    Nov 03, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    noren saidthose of us who are out at work should enjoy it while we can . . . it won't be long before the PC/"Progressive" police like meninlove demand that we closet ourselves so we don't offend the sensibilities of muslims and other fundamentalist parvenus . .
    bitch you dumb as fuck
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    Nov 03, 2012 8:19 AM GMT
    stated like a true philistine . . .
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    Nov 03, 2012 8:33 AM GMT
    noren saidstated like a true philistine . . .
    if i had to type like a scholar i would but republican scum like you aren't worth the effort
  • hallyhallo

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    Nov 03, 2012 8:38 AM GMT
    Kagse saidYep for the most part. Some people are still surprised when they find out.
    Just turned 27....today.....and I work for a natural supplement company and a freelance designer.



    happy belated bday.

    yes, to most people at work. I don't advertise it but when i am asked i tell the truth
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    Nov 03, 2012 8:47 AM GMT
    "if i had to type like a scholar i would but republican scum like you aren't worth the effort"

    and yet you made the effort, mouth breather . . .

    try to think for a few seconds . . . it's hard work, i know . . . it's not your typing that is the problem, it's your inability to think . . .

    and i am not a Republican, and I haven't voted for a Republican since 1986 (even a dullard like you can add that up and get 26 years) . . . I am an anti-statist, which makes me the enemy of modern Republicans and the thought police and ideologues who reside all over the political spectrum. . .


  • drypin

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    Nov 03, 2012 8:59 AM GMT
    Yes, I have been since about age 20, whether I was working as a waiter in a restaurant or private club, as a corporate recruiter for a petrochemical company, as office manager of a small law firm, or as a trainer/instructor for English in the workplace or management presentation skills.

    I don't say I'm gay, I merely mention my boyfriend (when I was younger) or my husband (now) when the matter comes up. I mean, if someone asked what I did on the weekend, and I say my boyfriend Rick/Matt/Michael/male name and I went to the movies to see X, the matter is over and done with. If people ask me what brought me to Germany (a typical question to foreigners), I say I fell in love and followed my heart here to be with my husband Joachim and it's clear. I don't say it with embarrassment or shame, I simply toss it out there as if it were the most natural thing in the world (because I believe it is) and people accept it as such.

    I have no doubt that some of the people I've come out to that way were less than thrilled about it, but I have never had a negative reaction to my 'news' because bullies respond to perceived weakness and I don't show them any in this regard. It also spares me the discomfort of having to sit by or speak up when someone in the workplace tells a potentially inappropriate homophobic joke or makes a homophobic comment in my presence. They just don't do it.
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    Nov 03, 2012 9:08 AM GMT
    No, unfortunately, 30, Pharmaceuticals.. Though I have a boy friend who understands my secret life. he's out.
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    Nov 03, 2012 9:57 AM GMT
    noren saidand yet you made the effort, mouth breather . . .
    You're the one who's dumb enough to think that the "progressive" people would think that it's rude for gay men to come out because it would "offend the sensibilities of [certain people]", so take your mouth-breather comments and shove them up your ass the next time you're getting fisted.
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    Nov 06, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    I'm so jealous of the guys who can be out at work!
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    Nov 06, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    YES at my former and current jobs. 27 years old. Former job involved environmental work and my current job involves business development and GIS work for a skin care firm based in San Francisco.
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    Nov 06, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    100% out. I work in education & event management. My husband and I set the "good example" for our community, in a very conservative area of a very conservative state. I've been out in every job I've been in, and will never work a job where I can't fully be myself ever again.
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    Nov 06, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    SourceFour said100% out. I work in education & event management. My husband and I set the "good example" for our community, in a very conservative area of a very conservative state.


    I love it that you're out in a conservative area, but I sure as hell don't want to set a good example! I'm not up to being a role model, but I wouldn't mind a role with a model.
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    Nov 06, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    I thought I was an open book at my office (about 120 people), but that didn't stop rumors that I was sleeping with some of the women at the office.
    Apparently when I showed up to the company picnic with my boyfriend that put those rumors to rest.
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    Nov 06, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    Stuttershock saidI thought I was an open book at my office (about 120 people), but that didn't stop rumors that I was sleeping with some of the women at the office.
    Apparently when I showed up to the company picnic party with my boyfriend that put those rumors to rest.


    Probably wishful thinking on the women's part.
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    Nov 06, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
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    Stuttershock saidI thought I was an open book at my office (about 120 people), but that didn't stop rumors that I was sleeping with some of the women at the office.
    Apparently when I showed up to the company picnic party with my boyfriend that put those rumors to rest.


    Probably wishful thinking on the women's part.


    Haha no, I make video games. So 95% of the office is men who are to shy to approach women. All the women knew, it was the guys who were gossiping, I think the rumors were more out of jealousy that I was having conversations with the receptionist and HR department.
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    Nov 06, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    Stuttershock said
    swimguychicago said
    Stuttershock saidI thought I was an open book at my office (about 120 people), but that didn't stop rumors that I was sleeping with some of the women at the office.
    Apparently when I showed up to the company picnic party with my boyfriend that put those rumors to rest.


    Probably wishful thinking on the women's part.


    Haha no, I make video games. So 95% of the office is men who are to shy to approach women. All the women knew, it was the guys who were gossiping, I think the rumors were more out of jealousy that I was having conversations with the receptionist and HR department.


    I'll bet the guys were DAMN jealous!!! (In fairness, I would be too.)