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Gay Teachers

Coming Out To The Classroom, A Teacher's Story

Paul Emerich France | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Emerich France

The truth is that being gay isn't something I "do" privately. It's a part of who I am, and it has shaped how I view the world. It develops my understanding of the human condition and dictates the empathic interactions I have with each of my students.

Gay Substitute Teacher Finds Strength In Faith After Being Denied Job At Catholic School

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion

A substitute teacher who says he was denied a job at a Roman Catholic high school when the administration discovered his sexual orientation is finding...

Entire Diocese Bans Catholic School Teachers For Being Gay Or Using I.V.F.

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

HONOLULU -- The Hawaii Catholic schools office, which supervises three dozen Roman Catholic private schools in the state, has just approved a new cont...

The Most Enjoyable Season of My Career

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

You can score 20 points per game and be gay. You can kick 45-yard field goals and be gay. And I assure you that you can coach... and be gay.

Looking for Gold? Find the Rainbow

James Harrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Harrell

Students teetered slightly above my knee, scissors were always a little too small, and I had to hunch over to write on the blackboard. Though on parent's night, it wasn't my size that surprised parents, but my gender.

Why LGBT Teachers Are Less Likely To Challenge Bullying At School Than Straight Teachers

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Despite the ever-present challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students face at school, a new study finds that gay teachers are act...

WATCH: 8th Grader's Heartwarming Surprise For Gay Teacher

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Canadian 8th grader recently had a very heartwarming surprise for his gay teacher. With the school year ending soon, the teacher decided to add ...

A Walk to the Store

Mark Zubro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Zubro

Except for a few blips, I always presumed that the overall reaction to my being an openly gay teacher and a gay author was reasonably benign. Then the following occurred.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Rodney Wilson

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LGBT History Month would not exist without Rodney Wilson, a 29-year-old Missouri history high school teacher who came out to his class in 1994. After ...

Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers

Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay Christian group, is calling on parents to pull their children out of classrooms led by any teacher who supp...

Music Teacher Claims Christian School Rescinded A Job Offer Because He's Gay

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Ohio-based music teacher claims he was offered a job at a Christian school, only to have the offer rescinded hours later when he revealed to offici...

Even on the Last Day

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Twelfth-grade English teachers secretly look forward to the Senior Prank. This year I had high hopes and expectations. What I got instead was an unexpected, cruel reminder of how much work we have left to do.

Building A Resilient Community In Our Schools: A Call To Action For All LGBT Educators

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

There are parents out there who want to know how to guide their LGBT children. They look to us for guidance. They look to us for guidance. There doesn't always need to be focus groups and committees. There just needs to be a handful of people who can unite, teach, and guide.

Poll Position: Should Teachers Come Out In The Classroom?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Each Friday we pose a new "Poll Position" question in hopes of stirring up a little discussion about an issue facing the LGBT community. This week ...

Gay Music Teacher Fired After Revealing Plans To Marry Longtime Partner

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Missouri-based gay music teacher at an area Catholic school was recently dismissed from his job after authorities learned of his plans to wed his ma...

Georgia Educator Compares Homosexuality To Necrophilia, Voyeurism, Pedophilia

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.24.2012 | Education

Tanya Ditty, a Georgia teacher and the state director of Concerned Women for America of Georgia, spoke against a Georgia bill this week that would ban...

'My Teacher Is a Lesbian': Coming Out at School

Jody Sokolower | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jody Sokolower

I certainly don't want to push anyone to come out to their students if that person isn't ready. But I do want to talk about some of the reasons to come out, and to talk about ways to make it less risky.

Teacher Comes Out: 'I Didn't Want To Teach From The Closet'

Common Dreams | Jody Sokolower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

A month into my first year of teaching 7th graders in Oakland, Calif., we were in the school library, using the big tables there to spread out as we o...

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Still A Reality For Gay Educators

Inspiration to Action | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

On December 22, 2010, President Obama made history by signing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." During the emotional ceremony, he said: "No long...