Some people are in the metaphorical closet about their sexuality, and some people are fully out — like this trucker who proclaimed his orientation in vivid color.
More than the driver himself, I think about Hirschbach, the company he drives for, and the culture they are creating by allowing drivers such artistic license on their vehicles. It speaks to the psychological safety that exists where people can express their true selves and not hide their identity as in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” cultures that exist in other organizations. I wonder about the back story that approved this paint job and how broadly the freedom of expression extends.
It’s one thing to say that you value diversity or don’t discriminate based on sexual orientation, and it’s another thing to proclaim it in larger-than-life color. Whether you allow such a public display of expression or not, your values should always be as clear as this trucker makes his.