Ever wondered how it feel to sit on the wrong side of a bigot, have you ever s listen is on conversations in a office environment ,were people are criticized for being true , have you ever had to bite your own cheek , I wish you could slap the bigot so that he or she could wake up and smell the Coffey. Well I have, you see I am a gay man, I am “out” however I am quite a strait acting bloke ,and as far as the people at work were concerned, I am just a normal bloke . As far as I am concerned, what I do in my bedroom at night it none of my colleges concern , a couple of people at work has guessed, and I did say yes I am, but they didn’t make a big deal about it, However we had Jung fellow come to work for us in a temp position as a clerk in finance, he was in his 20’s and very fem he told everybody in his department that he was gay and had a boyfriend. After two weeks it started , some of my colleges started gossiping , “oh fag here and gay there”, they insulted his integrity as a person and made assumptions. I listened to this and I was completely shocked, there behavior towards this guy , made me so angry that I decided to have a talk to my colleges. I asked them why they were acting so hateful. And they immediately jumped on the religious arguments, I jumped back and asked them to stop eating pork in slave some Zimbabweans and get rid of their mixed fiber jerseys , and sell their daughters into slavery just like the bible said. I told them by insulting this guy behind his back ,they are in fact insulting me, and that’s how I came out at the office, thou nothing has changed for me personally at work, I now find out that my colleges are now discussing my gayness , thou not in the same way they were making fun of the temp in finance. I had some guys come to me and say tanks for making them understand, and I had some people that avoided me, at least no one at the office was making fun of the queers any more. I think it did help that I am in a senior position in my company, The guys who avoided me the most was the Muslim guys, but even them eventually came around. You see in our work environment we are there to do WORK who we take home has got nothing to do with how productive the company is. And eventually the guys realized this.
I feel sorry for the person that is still in this day and age has to listen to people not minding their own business , I don’t ask you to pity gay people , all a I ask is respect and dignity the same respect I give you
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