Work life can suck — no arguing that one. But it can go from unpleasant to downright insufferable for LGBT employees who feel pressured to hide their identities from bosses and coworkers for the sake of professional advancement.

We teamed up with Whisper to uncover some of the uncomfortable realities that still exist in the workplace. Although sometimes the biggest problem is simply too much office eye candy.

Here’s what they uncovered:

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My boss found out I was gay and fired me

pretending to be  straight at work and talking about girls  who are hot.  honestly this just  confirms how gay I  actually am

gay man here, and I'm crushing bad on my married boss. nothing will ever happen, but I still can't seem to get over it. #hardtimes

I'm gay & on track to become a boss, but in order to do that I can't be close friends with my employees because I have to be an asshole.  I'm in love with a guy on my team.... really bad and he doesn't know it.

All of my coworkers say homophobic things everyday. I'm gay and nobody knows it.

I just started a new job at a conservative firm. After 14 years I am now back in the closet. :-/

It sucks being gay and having to hide who you really are just so that each day at work isn't complete hell

A coworker outed me in front of our new boss. I was super nervous that  he was going to treat me differently. I was right, he is setting  me up on a blind date with his gay best friend.

I'm embarrassed to  be in the vicinity of my coworker because we're both gay men and he is everything I wish I was

I read erotic gay fiction on my phone at work during conference calls.

my coworker sitting 5 desks down from me is gay and uses a gay hookup app. I've been chatting with him on there as a

I feel like if they find out I'm gay at work they'll find a way to get me fired.

I'm not openly gay to my coworkers. One of them has a little homophobia, sometimes I just wanna simply say

just discovered my boss on Grindr. I didn't know he was gay. thank goodness I don't have a face pic posted. I'm not going to be able to look him in the eye tomorrow.

There's a guy at my office and I'm in love with him. I am just in awe of his good looks and great personality. I wish he was gay.

Why does my boss hire so many hot guys sometimes it's hard to focus  Gay man here the struggle

I pretend to be straight around my coworkers but in reality I'm gay and have a partner.

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