You have rights as a student in public school. You have the right to express your gender, and it is unlawful for your peers or teachers to harass or treat you differently because of your gender. No matter what sex you were assigned at birth, you have the right to cut your hair and wear your clothes in a way that matches your gender identity. If you have to wear a drape or tuxedo for your senior portrait, you have the right to wear whichever matches your gender identity. You have the right to be called by the gender pronouns that you specify. You also have the right to play on the sports team that matches your gender identity.
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Florida Teacher Fired From Adventist School For Being Gay
PBS has just confirmed what those with heightened gaydar have suspected for years — Mr. Ratburn, Arthur's no-nonsense-with-a-heart-of-gold teacher, is gay. The animated children's series Arthur entered its 22nd season with a celebration in an episode titled "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone. They just go into low-power mode and watch documentaries.
Arthur's teacher comes out as gay and gets married on the PBS Kids show's season premiere
In many school districts, the classroom is still a difficult place for LBGT students and teachers , according to a report released last week by the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch. The report covers a variety of challenges LGBT students encounter, including restrictions on LGBT student groups, bullying, and discrimination from classmates and school staff members, and exclusion of LGBT topics from curricula—with an overall conclusion that many U. It is important to note that the report is not scientific—the findings are based on more than interviews with current and former students and teachers, administrators, parents, service providers, and advocates in Alabama, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Utah—and Human Rights Watch takes a clear stance on LBGT issues.
The rise of anti-bullying efforts in schools across the country has brought the challenges of LGBTQ students into the national conversation. What many of those discussions overlook, however, are teachers who openly identify as queer. Discussions of his private life are, similarly, out of the question around his young pupils — but nonetheless, he said he benefits from working in a school district in a left-leaning state not far from New York City, which boasts a visible LGBTQ community. Both men say they were drawn to teaching at an early age.