I've had quite a heated argument with a friend of mine recently. This argument concerned the fact that my friend is gay, and is planning on coming out at his workplace.
From my POV doing so is both dangerous, and inappropriate.
It's dangerous, since people in his workplace might be homophobics, which could lead to tensions (or worse) within his team, and could even harm his career short term.
It's inappropriate, since his sexuality and his work are unrelated, and should be kept separate. Unless he was in a situation where his sexuality could affect his work, they should not be mixed.
When I explained my reasoning to him, he considered my thought process to be homophobic. Which lead me to ask myself if he was right.
So my question is :
In general is it advisable to come out at your workplace, or is it something you should avoid ?