Thursday, September 5, 2013

LGBT Teachers Still Face Challenges of Discrimination


As America is about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130824/new-generation-takes-martin-luther-king-jrs-torch

America's LGBT teachers are stiil forced back into the closet, as thousands of LGBT educators in America live in fear every day of being fired. http://www.advocate.com/youth/2013/08/23/lgbt-teachers-forced-back-closet?page=0,1

In fact, according to a new study, LGBT teachers are less likely than their heterosexual counterparts to challenge bullying in the classroom. Dr. Tiffany Wright from Millersville University in Pennsylvania conducted the research, which included interviews with more than 350 teachers and principals, each asked about how they deal with homophobic incidents they witness at school. http://www.advocate.com/latest-news/2013/07/30/study-lgbt-teachers-less-likely-challenge-antigay-bullying


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