Queerty is better as a member
Frankly, some of the bitchy ones at the registers need to go.
It is quite possible for a friendly company to have a district manager who isn’t, if they know to hide it… and until enough reports get past them to be credible.
Aye, sounds like there is a bad apple in the management team. Let’s hope HD takes the necessary steps to get rid of it.
Homo Depot don’t like the homos?!!? Tragic.
By ‘LGBT’ they mean lesbians.
@Mike: Beat me to it. Isn’t Home Depot like Starbucks for lesbians?
I kid! I kid!
Perhaps Jeff Grooms is the problem, a single homophobic bigot, in which case Home Depot would do well to fire him and rehire Mr. Housh. One person should not be allowed to lessen the good work Home Depot says it does for the LGBT community.
I am a gay man(quite gay in fact) and worked at The Home Depot for 5+ years. I found the company a great place to work. There were always a few red neck homophobes on the staff but if they ever gave me a hard time they were shut down by the management. I think this was an isolated incident or there was more going on here than Mr Housh is saying.
There is always Lowes to shop at.
My sentiments, exactly. No more Home Depot!
I would like to hear the other side. I would wonder what this person’s personnel file looked like before I pass judgement. Years ago at a previous job, I had a problem employee who worked under me (not like that, yuk,yuk), and when he was finally let go, by my boss, I was accused of having a problem with him because he was gay. Imagine his surprise when he found out by the CEO of the company that I was gay too (his daughter was a friend of mine). He was just a crap employee trying to pull shit (plus we kept very careful paperwork). Not saying this is the case here, but in cases like this, I have to take pause.
Bears are more masculine than most straight men, so this is kind of nonsensical
The headline makes it sound like this is a company policy, but the article makes it clear that this is an issue between one employee and his district manager.
That seems to be a bit of irresponsible reporting.
@Cam: Rihanra Hilton Oncay has released a new song or something, so we should be thankful they acknowledge us regular people even exist.
It would take a lot more than this one story to make me think there is a systemic problem throughout all of Home Depot. There is hardly a company in any industry more supportive and it is the only home improvement store I frequent. However, even the most supportive company WILL have homophobic employees. Homphobes are everywhere. We have to keep a focus on the big picture here. If you want someone to boycott, boycott Exxon Mobile.
Ban imposed on Home Depot is RECENTLY lifted by many in the Christian community & now the one’s who LOVED them brand them homophobic…I guess this is what happens when Home Depot stops parading children & making donations during the annual marches. Ya just can’t make this up!!!
I will always support Home Depot. They sponsored Outserve in the Atlanta Pride parade last year and allowed us to walk in the parade.
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