When it comes to gays and lesbians let me tell you a bit about the Seattle scene. Seattle is San Francisco light on the west coast. If you want to advance at Amazon.Com it is best that you be gay as I think the head honchos are gay. If you want to succeed at say Verizon, you either have to be a woman or a gay man.
Yes, they do have straights as I was a former employee but virtually all management is female. Men have to tread lightly to work there as any time a woman feels she is 'dissed, she will go to HR and your white male ass, especially if you're straight, may very well be called into the office. Happened to me on two occasions as some bitch, obviously on the rag or having a tiff with some other dyke, will be looking to lash out.
Too bad it is not considered that women, lesbo or straight, have that monthly week in hell - as if it is a man's fault! Even at Boeing you find twinks. And I don't give a fuck if some of my words are offensive. Some of those people are fucked up and think you're not supposed to react to them while they use their sexuality as an excuse for being fucking ass holes. They do wear their orientation on their sleeve. If a straight wears his or hers they are deemed a potential threat to the status quo. Half of the straight men are contractors that are Arab or Indian so you can just imagine what some Muslim thinks of this environment. But being a minority he is protected. Straight, white, middle aged, conservative men (i.e. me) are endangered.
Microsoft loves everybody but white men. Women, minorities from India, Pakistan and China (and they steal everything for Beijing). A bunch of European white males. Most senior people (the well to do ones) are white as they are the ones who built the damn company. Bill Gates loves his H1-B types as he can get them cheaper as they all get together and rent a single house.