Say what you want, but I think this is degeneration.

To think gay men are facing the same glass ceiling as women did, pre-feminism..

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.

2 thoughts on “Say what you want, but I think this is degeneration.

  1. LJB (as we called him when I used to work for the BP) in no means stepped down because of his orientation. We’ve all known about that as far back as I can remember. He stepped down because it came out that he had a boyfriend that he kept on the payroll (a’la former NJ gov).

    Also, he didn’t hit a glass ceiling. CEO of one of the five largest companies in the world? There isn’t any higher than that to climb. He wouldn’t have stepped down early if he had been HONEST. His orientation had nothing to do with it.

  2. Ahhhh now that’s the kinda inside information they don’t say on the news websites. I guess discrimination for sexual orientation of top execs doesn’t hurt the company’s reputation as much as the actual reason of why he left BP.. They do have controls on the kind of information they release to the public..
    when you offer a reason that leads to social issues like homosexuality, it takes all the attention away from unethical corporate white collar practices.
    Thanks for sharing that information. 🙂

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