June 27th, 2014
08:48 PM ET

Is being gay good for business? Ex-CEO urges gay execs to come out

As New York City gears up to host the nation's oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride event this weekend, the former CEO of one of the world's most successful companies is calling on gay business leaders to come out of the closet.

John Browne was publicly outed by a British tabloid in 2007, forcing him to step down from his position as head of oil giant BP.

Browne's written a new book, "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business," and he sat down with our Richard Quest to talk about it.

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  1. Allen Gregory

    I didn't realize that Richard Quest was gay – I just thought he was literally the most irritating human being in the world to try to listen to, naturally. Gay or not. I'm glad he hasn't experienced any open discrimination due to his orientation, but I'm wondering how many people avoid him simply because it's like listening to fingernails on a chalkboard when he speaks? Sorry.

    June 29, 2014 at 1:42 am | Reply

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