Anderson Cooper’s recent announcement that he was gay had me thinking about the difference between being in the closet and seeking privacy and how there seems to be a double standard between gay and straight people. A straight person who never overtly references their straightness to people is never accused of being in the closet about their straightness, just desiring of privacy.
So I was wondering, what proportion of straight dopers have never “come out” at their current workplace.
For the purposes of this discussion, I define coming out as having done any of the following:
[li]Made a reference to your girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband[/li][li]Talked about exes or previous relationships in a way that the gender is clear[/li][li]Talked about the opposite gender in a desireous way, ie: celebrity crushes, people you find attractive etc.[/li][li]Talked about the attributes you prefer of the opposite gender. eg: whether you’re a legs or breasts man etc.[/li][li]Made an explict comment about how you are not a homosexual.[/li][/ul]
How many people have never done any of these things in their workplace?