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Some LGBT Employees in Oil and Gas Fear Discrimination

Times are uncertain for many folks in the oil and gas industry, with crude oil prices continuing to drop. But some LGBT workers say there’s always been plenty of uncertainty in the industry for them – and maybe more so now. It’s the subject of a recent article by Jordan Blum of the Houston Chronicle, […]

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Times are uncertain for many folks in the oil and gas industry, with crude oil prices continuing to drop. But some LGBT workers say there's always been plenty of uncertainty in the industry for them – and maybe more so now.

It's the subject of a recent article by Jordan Blum of the Houston Chronicle, who talked with numerous oil and gas employees — some on the condition of anonymity. He tells Michael Hagerty about the issues some of these employees say they face, starting with the case of one employee in particular.

MORE: In Energy Sector, Coming Out ‘Can Put You at Risk’ (Houston Chronicle, Jan. 16, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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