I am currently working a job that I probably wouldn't even have known about if I didn't identify as queer. I met my boss through queer friends, and a huge part of our clientele are gay men. 2/3 of my company's employees identify as queer (okay, there are only 3 employees). I love working for a company in which I can be openly myself, especially after 8 years in a more limiting office environment.
We often look at queer identity as being a limiting factor in employment, due to discrimination and other factors, and it often is. However for some it can also open doors in some places, or lead us into careers we would not otherwise have considered.
Has your sexual orientation or gender identity changed your career path? Were those changes positive, negative, or both? Has a queer identity opened doors for you that you would not have expected?