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Xiphias 05/26/11, 19:17
Some occupations are more homophobic than others, or are at least believed to be. You can look at the HRC's report card on businesses and you'll see that industries like airlines and banking tend to be more gay-friendly than industries such as construction and the automotive industries.
The homophobia of wrestling 'culture' is literally lethal to [openly] homosexual people
There is almost certainly a significant subset of gay and bi wrestlers who put up with this shit for various reasons, the percentages probably aren't all that different from the general population
That's not necessarily good reasoning - it's a fairly well-established possible fact that homophobic regions (e.g. everywhere rural) have less gay people as a percentage of the population than more tolerant areas. That's way gay districts/neighborhoods/ghettos exist
It's quite possible, even likely, that non-straight athletes - closeted or otherwise - don't pursue professional careers because the perceived homophobia in sports. It's certainly a fact that some don't.
Touche, though I'm not quite sure how well regional trends analogize to occupational trends.
Sure, these are largely corporate policies, but it's safe to say that there's a correlation between policy and corporate culture. Like how states with gay-positive legislation tend to be safer for gay people.
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