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Russia: LGBT teachers forced out of schools because of their sexuality

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  1. Terrible.

    It’s legal to sack workers for being gay in 29 American states.

    http://www.leftfootforward.org/2013/09/29-us-states-allow-you-to-be-fired-for-being-gay/

    Pink News reported on an American gay teacher being sacked only last month.

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/01/us-catholic-school-teacher-sacked-for-being-gay-days-after-marrying-his-partner/

    What shall we boycott?

  2. Colin (London) 19 Sep 2013, 3:39pm

    Incredibly sad for the teachers, the pupils, their communities and Russia.

    Russia shows how insecure it is by refusing to move forward and educate it’s people. Relies on bully tactics. So sad. As the world moves forward and becomes more inclusive Russia does the opposite.

    Time to get Russia voted out of all responsible organisations including the UN, G7, G20 etc.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Sep 2013, 4:49pm

      I agree, but no political leader or government are going to support that unless of course Russia started its own ‘final solution’, systematic annihilation of gay people. Perish the thought. What disappoints me are the ECHR and European Council, their silence and inaction for starters.

      1. “All it takes for evil men to get away with evil is for good men to stand back and say nothing”

        He lets the people come to their final solution with his signals, and as we can see, they are happy to do the dirty work for him.

        Nazi tactics, but pass off the “final solution” onto the people and absolve all responsibility perhaps

        Drops in the ocean

  3. Yet another Nazi tactic used against the Jews – disenfrachisment and marginalisation. And, exactly as happened with pre-WWII Germany, the world stood back and allowed it to happen. We ignore the current wave of anti-gay action by Putin and his vile dictatorship at our peril ….

    1. You took the words right out of mouth

  4. This is of course sad.

    But can someone remind us as to the situation in Ireland?

    Have things changed there – or is it still legal for a catholic school to sack a gay teacher, without recourse?

    (Not that it makes the russian thing okay… but I would hope Ireland would be more easily remedied!)

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Sep 2013, 4:45pm

    It also happens in catholic schools too don’t forget. The minute the school authorities find out a teacher is gay and living with a partner, they sack them and the victims often don’t even divulge their orientation to anyone but are forced to when confronted.

    I know there are some who would say, why would any gay teacher want to work in such a school? That’s missing the point if said teacher hasn’t revealed to his or her colleagues their sexual orientation. That’s why I’m against public funding of faith schools, at least in the UK. Let their respective dioceses cough up as well as the parents.

  6. Terrible.

    I thought this sort of thing only happened in America.

    Pink News reported on one just a few weeks ago.

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/08/01/us-catholic-school-teacher-sacked-for-being-gay-days-after-marrying-his-partner/

    It’s perfectly legal to sack someone just cause they’re gay in 29 American states.

    http://www.leftfootforward.org/2013/09/29-us-states-allow-you-to-be-fired-for-being-gay/

    We ignore this at our peril.

  7. jonnielondon 19 Sep 2013, 7:12pm

    Safe countries such as the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, and Scandinavian countries need to start allowing mass immigration of Russian LGBT’s.

    1. And American LGBTs.

  8. Russia is really amazing! Must set the example for the world!!!!

  9. This is incredibly sad that Russia has laws like this. These people are teachers they educate children how to read and write, add up and subtract. I am all for LGBT staff in schools. But these teachers were teaching they were not flaunting the sexuality of themselves into the faces of the kids they teach.

  10. Let’s remember that Russians use the same word for homosexual and pedophile and apparently don’t quite have the knowledge to differentiate between the two; quite frankly I’m surprised we haven’t heard about teachers being fired sooner

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