Go back to the closet to get to work

Barcelona“There came a time when I had to decide: either it’s me or my life will remain miserable.” Before she could utter that phrase, Miren Garay went through jobs in which she did not talk about her personal life. If colleagues in the office commented on what they had done over the weekend, she avoided referring to it to elude that she had been with her partner, a woman. “Ignoring it was as bad as lying and I stopped it,” he explains. Like her, 62% of LGTBI people return to the closet when they go to work. According to data collected by the business network Redi, there are still many members of the group who hide their sexual orientation in the workplace for fear of rejection or discrimination.

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