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Young Gay execs to break pink ceiling..
By Ben Klayman and Kim Dixon
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Corporate boardrooms are slowly becoming a somewhat friendlier place for gay executives, but as John Browne’s sudden exit from the top job at oil major BP Plc showed when his sexuality became public fodder, there are still challenges to overcome.
Browne stepped down last week when a UK court lifted an injunction preventing a newspaper group from publishing details about his private life. He was scheduled to retire in July, but stepped aside to “avoid unnecessary embarrassment and distraction to the company,” adding he had always regarded his sexuality as a private matter.
“There still is a pink ceiling for openly gay executives,” said Malcolm Lazin, executive director of Equality Forum, a group that promotes civil rights for gays.