#Gay male abuse takes many forms, not just physical. You must communicate and watch for the signs of verbal and emotional abuse as well. Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can scar just as deeply.
When talking about being "out at work", the first assumption is that many of us, and our brothers, have a choice. From the tropes about the gay lisp, voice, face, walk, to the expectations of gay male effeminacy, mannerisms and every other conceivable homosexual stereotype, the decision to be open about our sexual orientation is not always under our control.