I don’t know exactly how I feel about that. I’m kind of a “live and let live” kind of person, and I’ve had many gay friends before, but a guy in a dress is a little out of my league. The thing is, my company is all about Diversity with a capital “D”, so I don’t dare do as much as say boo to this guy, or I could literally lose my job of 20 years in the blink of an eye. Like most large businesses, we offer same-sex partner benefits, we specifically pursue business from GLBT people, and we sponsor Diversity groups for every minority under the sun. It’s a large office with hundreds of people, so we have several visibly gay people and probably just as many who aren’t as noticeable. (Note: I never mention where I work on my blog. It a well-known company and I just don’t need to be on their radar. It’s my one nod to Internet privacy.)
That made him very thoughtful and between the two of us, we decided that regardless if he does or doesn’t want to be good friends with these folks, he would make a point of treating them kindly and respectfully and at least not adding to their troubles.