If you are gay, how do coworkers handle it when you tell them?

United States
April 3, 2007 3:02pm CST
Before I came out to my coworkers one of them actually told me if their child was gay they would kill themselves. Since I came out everyone says they are accepting but would not go to my commitment ceremony. Do you think they are really accepting?
3 responses
@cripfemme (7698)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Everyone I have ever worked with or have worked for me knows I am bi since I have admitted it to myself. I figure if they can't deal I don't want to work for them and I don't want them in my house. This police has only bake fired once when a person opted not to hire me because they were afraid I would hit on the young lady's I was working with. I was applying to work with teenagers with disabilities it took ever ounce of strength I had not to tell him exactly what he could do with himself in words that I can't use on mylot.
@Pigglies (9329)
• United States
4 Apr 07
It's kind of funny, because I've noticed people say more stuff to my face now that I am out of the closet at work. Like that they would abort their gay child. I guess it depends on being accepting though. Would they all go to someone's straight wedding? Or just not the wedding type? I don't like weddings sometimes. I like outdoor weddings, but not the church kind as much. I'd be more likely to attend a gay wedding just because I've never been to one.
3 Apr 07
First of all, well done for being brave and coming out to them when you knew they had issues. It's sad, but you just have to understand that those who are bigoted or unaccepting aren't worth it. You have something wonderful happening for you and have made a wonderful step forward and if they can't be happy for you, forget them. I hope that we can progress to a time where people aren't so small-minded at work.