I was surprised and a little disappointed to see that the thread asking about the treatment of gays in the sciences was closed after 2 mild responses. To me it makes it appear that the physicsforums are a little "gay - unfriendly". It seems a legitimate career question to wonder at the obstacles, if any, one will encounter in the sciences by being gay. We have had discussion of the obstacles encountered by felons and females, and there are real ones. Would the same response have occurred if the questioner had asked whether women found it hard to find equal treatment in the sciences?