Union Urges Gay Teachers to Come Out in the Classroom, Teach LGBT Experiences

Dec 10, 2017 by

by Victoria Friedman, Breitbart:

A headteachers’ union will tell schools to be more supportive of LGBT teachers who want to reveal their sexual identity in the classroom as it would make children better “citizens of the world”.

In a ‘first of its kind’ guidance to be published next week, the NAHT told members they were responsible for creating school environments where “staff can feel safe and be open with colleagues and with pupils”, reports the BBC.

The guidance, backed by LGBT pressure group Stonewall, will make headteachers responsible for ensuring an ‘inclusive’ school environment and will also instruct leaders to support staff in teaching LGBT issues, ensure sex education classes include gay and transgender experiences, and to modify dress codes to avoid gender stereotyping.

“We haven’t made as much progress as we should on LGBT-plus rights in schools.

“We need to change that,” NAHT General Secretary Paul Whiteman said.

“Schools decide the kind of society that we have, they transform children into citizens of the world and if we aren’t getting the treatment of LGBT-plus pupils and teachers right in schools then we won’t be getting it right in society,” the union head added.

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