It's often the positive stories that get me in trouble, not the negative ones.
I've got lawyers miffed at me, never a good thing, over a story I wrote earlier this week about what may be the first time that a Canadian university business school has examined the issue of being out in the workplace. You can read it here.
University of Manitoba law Prof. Karen Busby was among the panellists at the session at the I.H. Asper School of Business at U of M, and she had some comments to make about the lack of senior gay and lesbian lawyers in the city who are out.
I understood she was talking about lawyers at the partner level in large law firms, but that didn't come through clearly in the story. Busby was talking specifically about the city's five largest law firms.
I've been hearing all week from lawyers who are out.
My bad... sorry, that's not in language a lawyer could understand, let me amend that: mea culpa.
And before I have to apologize for the first paragraph of this blog, it is organizers and participants in that session at the business school who told me it was a positive story.
For the homophobes who regularly read (monitor) me, and who see any extension of human rights for gays and lesbians as strictly a negative story, I await the vitriol as soon as you can hit the reply button... anonymously, it goes without saying.