Why is nobody out in Finance?

I'm sorry if this is a hot take, but I literally know nobody who's out at work. (well there's the trans gal)  I know people who are  at 5:01pm tho. VPs at Blackrock and GS, and my ex claimed the CEO of a large finance firm bought him a Jetta, but why is there nothing? is it that most of us fit in too well?  I know 80% of the people at Women in ETFs, and BBG just had a black in finance event.

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Mar 22, 2022 - 12:05pm
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

hard take on why there isn't a society or mentor.

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
Mar 22, 2022 - 12:18pm
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Mar 22, 2022 - 1:17pm
K-Peezy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If I can understand your broken up question, the reason you don't see a lot of people "out" is because why does it matter? You said it yourself, after hours. Finance, law, medicine (for the most part), construction, and the other high skill trades are more focused on work product and results, not someone's preference about after hours company. I know plenty of partners at law firms that you'd never know were, and they like it that way because they'd rather be seen as a top rank attorney instead of some tick mark on an ESG checklist.

For the second half of your treatise on meandering speech with no objective, I can't translate that part since it's schizophrenic and all over the place contextually.

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Mar 22, 2022 - 3:54pm
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

sorry, I see these affinity groups and it's nothing. (I've gotten the options to check Xie and captain before)

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
Mar 22, 2022 - 4:18pm
PrivateTechquity 🚀GME🚀, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Whatever1984

sorry, I see these affinity groups and it's nothing. (I've gotten the options to check Xie and captain before)

Coming from a place of genuine concern, are you ok? This reads like someone suffering from a stroke, extreme strain, or that's been replaced with a very poorly designed NLP bot.

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Mar 22, 2022 - 4:38pm
NudnikShpilkes, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Because being LGBTQrstuv.... has nothing to do with one's competency at doing their job. No one actually cares. Most people in that community don't actually want to be loud and "out" and make their entire identity about being gay, trans, etc., they just want to live their life same as anyone.

Mar 22, 2022 - 4:54pm
thebrofessor, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I trust your take on things so maybe you can enlighten me. my take is that my sexuality does not define who I am, it's a matter for my wife and I (nobody else), and the possible downsides of being openly a fan of athletic butts and mediterranean women are numerous whereas there's no upside in a professional environment. 

maybe it's possible that for many people they think the same so don't feel the need to be obviously gay or straight or whatever else you want to be.

now, if by "out," you mean accepting their homosexuality, that would be a shame to hear in 2022

Mar 22, 2022 - 5:10pm
PrivateTechquity 🚀GME🚀, what's your opinion? Comment below:
thebrofessor

I trust your take on things so maybe you can enlighten me. my take is that my sexuality does not define who I am, it's a matter for my wife and I (nobody else), and the possible downsides of being openly a fan of athletic butts and mediterranean women are numerous whereas there's no upside in a professional environment. 

maybe it's possible that for many people they think the same so don't feel the need to be obviously gay or straight or whatever else you want to be.

now, if by "out," you mean accepting their homosexuality, that would be a shame to hear in 2022

I am glad that we have even more in common now. God bless the Mediterranean and sports butts. 

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Mar 22, 2022 - 6:20pm
Sequoia, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why should that matter? Should black people start announcing that they're black to the world? Why does being gay as a male have anything to do with one's competence? 

Listen dude, gay people in 2022 -- esp as a straight white male which I presume you are -- face little to no discrimination in cities / large towns of developed world countries (and I don't think most care to live in a rural bumblef*ck village anyway where there is discrimination). My friend, who's one of the biggest SJW's I know (was high up in the Warren 2020 campaign), himself said that gay rights for white males is basically a non-issue at this point. His words, not mind -- though I'd agree here. No one in my age group (20s) or even those I know in their 30s bats at eye at being gay. Why do you want a big movement of people saying "I like having stuff done to my butt by other men" at this point? No one cares

Mar 23, 2022 - 6:06am
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Mar 23, 2022 - 11:42am
K-Peezy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I almost started my reply with that, but deferred to trying to be more courteous instead. Doesn't mean it wasn't the first thing that crossed my mind for sure.

Mar 22, 2022 - 7:25pm
Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The way you type just pisses me off. Also, every gay person I've worked with made it pretty obvious they were gay. Cool people, just liked the sausage.

It seems that nowadays people expect applause for not being straight. Nobody gives a fuck - we work to make money. Show up, contribute positively to EBITDA, and fuck off.

Mar 22, 2022 - 8:39pm
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Arroz con Pollo

The way you type just pisses me off. Also, every gay person I've worked with made it pretty obvious they were gay. Cool people, just liked the sausage.

It seems that nowadays people expect applause for not being straight. Nobody gives a fuck - we work to make money. Show up, contribute positively to EBITDA, and fuck off.

I  post on here because I can't.  I joke I can't drive automatic, but want stories about the Duc?  Also flipped a sailboat once. I'm also a really good skier. The long weekend in the tombs is also a story.

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Mar 23, 2022 - 8:03am
kodi, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not sure how clear the question was, but we have colleagues who are "out" at the office. If you mean they are openly part of the LGBTQ community. They look like normal people, if that is what you are referring to?

Mar 23, 2022 - 11:13am
MD Step Dad, what's your opinion? Comment below:

because (1) the industry is conservative, so being straight is more favorably perceived by seniors and (2) no one cares about your sexual inclinations until you bring it up, case where point 1 gets involved.

not directly tied to your question, but only the western world pushes LGBT because our society is primarily capitalist so money has more importance than your personality. That's why no one will care about your preferences as long as you bring revenue. This would not be the case in Asia, Middle East or Africa.

Mar 23, 2022 - 2:44pm
Dick Steele, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I both love and hate the way you write.

Im Bi and no one really knows because I don't care to tell them. At work, I don't care if people find out but it's not something I want to announce, have a group for or be put in a social media post about how diverse the firm is. I worked with one broker who was very openly gay (nothing wrong with that) good looking guy and made a lot of money but that was the only person I met who was Gay gay.

I just don't think it's relevant to be gay in the workplace. 

Mar 23, 2022 - 8:54pm
BBA18, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why are you gay?

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

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Mar 24, 2022 - 3:41pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Mar 24, 2022 - 3:43pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
No-Nothing

Read the title as "Why is nobody out in France," and was intrigued then read your retarded ass text.

ass text is right

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 24, 2022 - 4:51pm
NoEquityResearch, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As someone else said, I'm a little concerned about you man. Usually, you have pretty coherent posts. What's going on dude?

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