Study: 53 percent of LGBT employees a...

Study: 53 percent of LGBT employees are closeted at work

There are 38 comments on the Wisconsin Gazette story from May 7, 2014, titled Study: 53 percent of LGBT employees are closeted at work. In it, Wisconsin Gazette reports that:

About 53 percent of LGBT employees nationwide are closeted on the job, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest gay civil rights group.

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Jon

Bay City, TX

#1 May 7, 2014
Interesting how the gay lifestyles try to make this a civil rights issue. The civil rights involve human lives, race and gender (MALE OR FEMALE) both are born that way. Gay on the other hand are not born that way it is a choice. That is why you have white gays, black gays, brown gays, and woman gays and man gays all by choice and there is no medical research to prove that it isn't a lifestyle. Gays can vote, blacks couldn't at one time, gays can go to any school they choose, blacks couldn't at one time, gays can eat at any restaurant they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays can set any where on the bus or plane they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays can drink from any water fountain they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays never where considered to be someone's property, blacks were at one time. Gays where never sold as property as well as children, blacks were at one time. Yet as of today gays have more rights then black and other races. Civil Rights are for humans not their lifestyles, lifestyles are under state laws voted in by the people for the people!.
OhBrother

Ontario, CA

#3 May 8, 2014
Good, is there some reason why we have to know your orientation. This has got to be female, they're generally the only ones over-doting on other's opinions. Love having salacious conversations, just to see who's listening. Chatty Cathy's who never want to work, and always take the easy way out. Look, work isn't a social club, so unless you're in the sex industry, how about you keep your sexual business to yourself.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 May 8, 2014
Jon wrote:
Gay on the other hand are not born that way it is a choice.
That is the hole in your theory. From the American Medical Association Feb. 2011:
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'Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity are conferred during the first 12 weeks of gestation and are irreversible'
http://media01.commpartners.com/AMA/sexual_id...
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Catch up so you can engage in intelligent discourse with knowledgeable people
Christsharia Law

Hockessin, DE

#5 May 8, 2014
They stay in the closet because most gays are ashamed of being gay. We can't control the way people feel.

Since: Mar 07

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#6 May 8, 2014
Jon wrote:
Interesting how the gay lifestyles try to make this a civil rights issue. The civil rights involve human lives, race and gender (MALE OR FEMALE) both are born that way. Gay on the other hand are not born that way it is a choice.....
Prove it. Choose to be ONLY attracted to the same gender, RIGHT NOW!

Then, explain in detail the method you used to completely extinguish all attraction to the opposite gender.

Since: Mar 07

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#7 May 8, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
They stay in the closet because most gays are ashamed of being gay. We can't control the way people feel.
What a silly notion.

They stay in the closet because they are afraid of facing harassment, discrimination, and LOSING THEIR JOBS.
Reuben

Portland, OR

#8 May 8, 2014
Should be 100%.

Nobody wants or needs to know that Jim in Accounting likes d!cks up his ass.
Reuben

Portland, OR

#9 May 8, 2014
Quest wrote:
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What a silly notion.
They stay in the closet because they are afraid of facing harassment, discrimination, and LOSING THEIR JOBS.
As they should be. Nobody wants to know about somebody's depraved sexual lifestyle.
Reuben

Portland, OR

#10 May 8, 2014
Jon wrote:
Interesting how the gay lifestyles try to make this a civil rights issue. The civil rights involve human lives, race and gender (MALE OR FEMALE) both are born that way. Gay on the other hand are not born that way it is a choice. That is why you have white gays, black gays, brown gays, and woman gays and man gays all by choice and there is no medical research to prove that it isn't a lifestyle. Gays can vote, blacks couldn't at one time, gays can go to any school they choose, blacks couldn't at one time, gays can eat at any restaurant they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays can set any where on the bus or plane they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays can drink from any water fountain they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays never where considered to be someone's property, blacks were at one time. Gays where never sold as property as well as children, blacks were at one time. Yet as of today gays have more rights then black and other races. Civil Rights are for humans not their lifestyles, lifestyles are under state laws voted in by the people for the people!.
Nobody knows a person is gay unless that person draws attention to themselves by telling everybody or flaunts it in people's faces. Everyone can immediately see a person is black.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#11 May 8, 2014
Reuben wrote:
Should be 100%.
Nobody wants or needs to know that Jim in Accounting likes d!cks up his ass.
But here you are, posting about it!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#12 May 8, 2014
Reuben wrote:
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Nobody knows a person is gay unless that person draws attention to themselves by telling everybody or flaunts it in people's faces. Everyone can immediately see a person is black.
Closeted people in denial draw attention to themselves every day on Topix by posting in graphic detail about gay sex. Stop flaunting Reubon1, everyone can immediately get a sense of what you are!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#14 May 8, 2014
Reuben wrote:
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Nobody knows a person is gay unless that person draws attention to themselves by telling everybody or flaunts it in people's faces. Everyone can immediately see a person is black.
Submitting to closetation is an expensive proposition in the long haul
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It costs a GAY couple $457,562.00 in lost rights, benefits, and privileges if they stay in the closet for a lifetime
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/your-money/... ;
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So it definitely pays to be out and about
Jorge

New York, NY

#15 May 8, 2014
Reuben wrote:
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As they should be. Nobody wants to know about somebody's depraved sexual lifestyle.
Spot on!
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#16 May 8, 2014
Jon wrote:
Interesting how the gay lifestyles try to make this a civil rights issue. The civil rights involve human lives, race and gender (MALE OR FEMALE) both are born that way. Gay on the other hand are not born that way it is a choice. That is why you have white gays, black gays, brown gays, and woman gays and man gays all by choice and there is no medical research to prove that it isn't a lifestyle. Gays can vote, blacks couldn't at one time, gays can go to any school they choose, blacks couldn't at one time, gays can eat at any restaurant they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays can set any where on the bus or plane they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays can drink from any water fountain they choose too, blacks couldn't at one time, Gays never where considered to be someone's property, blacks were at one time. Gays where never sold as property as well as children, blacks were at one time. Yet as of today gays have more rights then black and other races. Civil Rights are for humans not their lifestyles, lifestyles are under state laws voted in by the people for the people!.
Being gay is not a choice. If sexual orientation were a choice, that would mean a straight person could chose to become gay. Like all homophobes, you don't have the slightest clue what you're talking about. And please spare us your "gays have more rights than everybody else" crap....anti-gay hatred and bigotry is sky high in society. And civil rights are for gays just like everyone else, not just for you straights who think you're oh so special.
FundieMentally Ell

Philadelphia, PA

#17 May 8, 2014
OhBrother wrote:
Good, is there some reason why we have to know your orientation.
Good, stop mentioning your heterosexual spouses, get the photos of them off the desk at work, and the next time unpleasant Bishop Romney runs for President tell him to stop parading his wife around in public.

No one needs to always be hearing about the sexual orientation of you heterosexuals.

(You ignorant rube.)
FundieMentally Ell

Philadelphia, PA

#18 May 8, 2014
Reuben wrote:
Should be 100%.
Nobody wants or needs to know that Jim in Accounting likes d!cks up his ass.
You seem to be rather focused on the hypothetical.

Particularly since saying, "I'm gay," is different from saying, "I like to engage in [sex act.]"

Except to the closet case mind. To the closet case mind, obviously always thinking about men having an al sex, the two statements are, in fact, the same.
FundieMentally Ell

Philadelphia, PA

#19 May 8, 2014
Reuben wrote:
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Nobody knows a person is gay unless that person draws attention to themselves by telling everybody or flaunts it in people's faces. Everyone can immediately see a person is black.
Same for heterosexuals.

Also, Cletus, it is not apparent that the current head of the NAACP is black. You can't really tell from just looking.

You were never correct about anything in your entire, wretched life, you stupid bigot.
FundieMentally Ell

Philadelphia, PA

#20 May 8, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>Closeted people in denial draw attention to themselves every day on Topix by posting in graphic detail about gay sex. Stop flaunting Reubon1, everyone can immediately get a sense of what you are!
Spot on!

C um spot....
pillbilly

Parkersburg, WV

#21 May 8, 2014
How can you be married, have kids; yet be lesbian?
robsmom

Jackson, MN

#22 May 8, 2014
Yea, now we see why you GA boys aren't known for your brain power. You are typical though, a bigoted chauvenist who thinks he's smart than everyone else cause he has a tiny thingy hanging between his legs. The only thing smaller than your thingy, is your IQ.

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