Coming out at work
Every time lesbians and gay men start a new job, they face the decision whether to come out at work. They may do this straight away or once they have had a chance to assess the attitudes of their colleagues, managers, or the organisational ethos. For some people, their sexuality is more obvious than others. Some people are 'outed' at work by others, and have to deal with the consequences.
Once out, of course, it's not possible to go back in the closet. Some people of course have faced homophobia in the workplace. The Employment Equality Sexual Orientation Regulations were introduced in 2003 to protect people from discrimination in employment on grounds of their sexual orientation.