Coming out still bad for a careerEmerging homophobia issues include treatment of transgender peopleBy Uyen Vu06/19/2006|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/16/2006 For three years, coming to work was a nightmare for Jorge, a gay Toronto resident working in inside sales. On a routine basis, he had to endure jokes and derisive comments from the people he worked with, including things like, “Gays belong in hell.”The workplace culture at that electrical distributor was rather macho, said Jorge, who didn’t want his last name revealed. That’s why he felt it was useless to try to change his colleagues’ minds about homosexuals. And there was no point in asking people to stop the comments. His manager not only tolerated the talk, he would sometimes join in. The company’s HR department in Montreal seemed a distant entity, offering Jorge no protection and no recourse. As a new immigrant, Jorge remembered how difficult it was for him to land a job and he feared that any harassment complaint he made would only follow him and harm his career. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.