Well, without the efforts of the LGBTQ+ community over the years, we probably would have been fired for showing up to work en femme. I see this as positive progress. Of course, there are good apples and bad apples in any group. But as a whole, I have the utmost love and respect for people in the LGBTQ+ community, and I do consider myself part of that group.
I suspect that co-workers not saying anything probably has more to do with their own awkwardness than fear. People can have a difficult time understanding others who think very differently from how they do. If someone can’t even fathom why a male would dress or adorn their body as a female, they’ll usually just avoid the topic. I think we’ve come a long ways with acceptance, but still have a long way to go as far as normalizing crossdressing, for most people anyway.