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Should I tell my colleagues I’m gay?




It’s been 13 years since Section 28 was repealed and discriminating against gay people in the workplace was outlawed in the UK.

The country has come a long way since but for some in the LGBT community work isn’t a place that’s easy to discuss sexuality.

According to Gay in Britain (2013) a quarter (26 per cent) of LGBT workers are still in the closet at work and nearly half (42 per cent) of trans people are not living permanently in their preferred gender role stated they are prevented from doing so because they fear it might threaten their employment status according to the report Engendered Penalties (2007).


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