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On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court issued a significant ruling for the LGBT community. The new law prohibits employment discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, and other people who fall under the LGBTQ umbrella. This is a significant victory for the LGBT community. The LGBT supreme court ruling falls under Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act bans employment discrimination "because of ... sex," The majority opinion was written by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and...
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Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS’s Arthur episode that included a same-sex marriage. In the episode, which aired nationwide May 13, Arthur and his friends attend their beloved teacher Mr. Ratburn’s nuptials to his partner. APT preempted the episode by showing a re-run of Arthur. Mike Mckenzie, director of programming at APT, said APT was notified by WGBH and PBS in mid-April about the episode titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” and decided to show a re-run. Mckenzie said...
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Queer representation in children's animation has been getting better and better as the years go by, and while it's nice to see so many new, inclusive titles premiering on so many networks, we wish some of our old-school faves would also introduce queer characters as well. Well it looks like Arthur might have just heard our prayers... The long-running PBS Kids series (which has been airing since 1996) just confirmed that Mr. Nigel Ratburn, Arthur Read's cake-loving, third-grade, Lakewood Elementary...
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Something’s rotten in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Racist and homophobic posters began circulating the halls of McCormick Junior High last week, and instead of doing anything about it, the school’s principal, Jeff Conine, decided to fire the teacher who brought the issue to his attention. The posters read: “It’s great to be straight. It’s not OK to be gay. Black lives matter only because if it weren’t for them who would pick our cotton. Join the KKK.” When substitute teacher and co-sponsor of the...
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Nicholas Breiner hadn’t even told his family on April 7, 2017, when he came out on Instagram and told the world — more particularly, his students — that he was bisexual. He spoke up because one of his students, struggling with her own sexuality, had told a friend that she was going to kill herself. “I couldn’t help but wonder how many students I had that were in a similar situation to that student; feeling completely alone and nearing that...
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Peter Vlaming claimed using male pronouns for his student, a trans boy, went against his religious beliefs. A high school teacher in Virginia was let go for refusing to use male pronouns to refer to a transgender student. Peter Vlaming, 47, taught French at West Point Public Schools for at least seven years before he was fired earlier this month, reports The Virginian-Pilot. The decision came to a vote by school board members after Vlaming objected to using male pronouns to...
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Now he's being bullied at school A teacher in Texas allegedly told a student, in a classroom full of other students, that her boyfriend is gay and he’s using her as a ‘cover’. The moment occurred at Nixon-Smiley High School in Nixon, Texas. The father of the student at the center of the rumor was the first person to bring up the incident, and called out the teacher for her behavior and words. ‘She expects those kids to carry themselves a certain way,’...
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Roncalli High School, a Catholic high school in Indianapolis recently made media attention after placing a long-standing an popular guidance counselor, Shelly Fitzgerald, on administrative leave. Her crime? Being married to a woman. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana's Superintendent of Instruction, was not pleased with Roncalli High School's decision, as the school enrolled 350 students through a voucher program, which is about $1.5 million in tax dollars. McCormick reasoning is that any school receiving public funds should not exclude anyone, Fox 59...
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LGBT teachers working in the countryside are nine times more likely experience mental health issues, according to new research. Nearly half (46 percent) of LGBT teachers working in villages reported taking time off work due to anxiety or depression linked to their sexual or gender identity, according to the results of a survey by Anglia Ruskin University, as reported by Schools Week. For LGBT teachers working in towns and cities, this figure was five percent. The survey also found that four in...
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The Brooklyn educator was arrested on multiple charges of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old boy. A Brooklyn middle school teacher was arrested this week on suspicion that he had sexually abused a 14-year-old student. Andre Braddy, 34, worked as an eighth-grade math and advanced algebra teacher at Lenox Academy, PS 235, in Canarsie since September 2015, the New York Times reports. According to the criminal complaint, Braddy engaged in both oral and anal sex with the student at least three times over...
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First grade teacher Nathan Etter's Valentine's Day surprise from his husband at work is shedding light on one Chicago suburb's compassion, tolerance, and unwillingness to back down. According to the Chicago Tribune, The Prairie View Grade School teacher was met with comments such as “ewww” and “gross” when his students realized that the flowers he received at work from his husband were indeed from, well, his husband. A man. Two men together. Married even. Hot scoop in elementary school. It...
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'We want you gone queer' A gay high school teacher in Kansas decided to move away after months of harassment and threats. Michael Hill taught visual arts at Nemaha Valley High School in Seneca, Kansas. He originally came out last October on National Coming Out Day. That’s when the negativity began. ‘Things got ugly,’ he told the Topeka-Capitol Journal. ‘I started to fear for my own well-being.’ He shared some of the letters he received on Facebook, as well as his future plans. On...
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After Nathan Etter explained to his class who gave him flowers on Valentine's Day, he was told by administrators "to stick to the curriculum." Supporters are rallying around a gay Illinois teacher who claims he was discriminated against by administrators after talking to his students about marriage equality. On Valentine’s Day Nathan Etter, a first-year music teacher at Prairie View Grade School in Elgin received a bouquet of flowers from his husband, Phillip, prompting some children to make comments like “eww”...
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The teacher wants to make sure no one else faces the same discrimination ever again A teacher in India said he lost his job the day after his autobiography, My Homosexual Confession, came out. Avijit Kundu taught math and physics at the prestigious Calcutta International School in western India. But he lost his job on 5 February, exactly one day after his book debuted at the Kolkata International Book Fair. The Kolkata International Book Fair is the biggest book fair open to the...

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