Faculty members who are out to their colleagues are ... much more likely to describe themselves as "uncomfortable"? Figure 1 from Patridge et al. (2014).
... of the STEM faculty who answered the Campus Pride survey, those who who rated their "outness" level as 4 or 5 were much more likely to say they were uncomfortable in their department.
... In the most comparable analysis from our own study, we found that participants who described their workplaces as "welcoming," or said they were "treated the same" as their straight colleges, were much more likely to be out to their colleagues—exactly the opposite of the relationship Patridge et al. found between begin out and feeling comfortable.
In the full post, I discuss some hypotheses about why we might have found such completely different results, and try to evaluate them based on the Queer in STEM data.◼