In Israel, we are candid about everything.
Nobody is afraid to speak their peace. No issue is off limits. A religious Jew can work in an office, and be open about his observance. He can sit right next to a gay person talking about his life.
There is no political correctness so a religious man feels no fear by boldly warning his gay friend that his lifestyle will chop off 20 years of his life. The gay person feels no problem telling him to mind his own business. The arguments are honest. People generally come away with such disagreements better friends.