“It Was Important for Me to Not Hide This Part of My Identity.”

“It Was Important for Me to Not Hide This Part of My Identity.”

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, Federico Castro (pictured right), an Information Technology manager at Intel Costa Rica, shares how a supportive, inviting work culture encouraged him to bring his full self to work—and inspire others to do the same.

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, Federico Castro (pictured right), an Information Technology manager at Intel Costa Rica, shares how a supportive, inviting work culture encouraged him to bring his full self to work—and inspire others to do the same.

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This #NationalComingOutDay, @Intel celebrates its employees for being fearless. Meet Frederico Castro, an IT manager at Intel Costa Rica whose journey of coming out inspired others to do the same: http://bit.ly/2pbpCjK #ComingOutDay
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:35pm

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When I came to work at Intel, I was a contingent worker, and my partner at the time was a full-time Intel employee. Intel was offering insurance to same-sex couples for the first time. It was empowering, it was revolutionary, and it helped me make the decision to be open and honest from that point forward. So, in 1999, I came out at Intel. Read my story here.