12th April 2014
Irish gay teachers: Amendment does not go far enough to protect against discrimination 1
2:44 PM — Irish primary school teachers are concerned that proposed equality legislation may not go far enough to protect LGBT teachers against discrimination.
7th April 2014
US: Gay rights group opposes teachers’ tenure protection cut
11:55 AM — A leading gay rights group in the US state of Kansas has come out in opposition of a bill which could strip teachers of their tenure protection.
6th April 2014
UK: Gay teacher resigns after parents complain children ‘might learn it’s OK to be gay’ 73
9:29 PM — A gay primary school teacher in Birmingham has resigned, after parents complained they did not want him teaching their children.
18th March 2014
US: Teacher’s Facebook rant comparing gay-straight alliance to ‘deer poaching’ under investigation 14
10:23 PM — A bizarre Facebook rant in which a teacher compared a gay-straight alliance starting at his school to a 'street racing' or 'deer poaching' club is under investigation.
17th January 2014
US: Catholic teacher sacked after getting engaged to same-sex partner 7
6:10 PM — A Catholic school teacher in the US state of Ohio has said that he was sacked for getting engaged to a man.
19th December 2013
US: Teacher claims he was sacked by lesbian boss for being straight 9
4:55 PM — A PE teacher from New York City has claimed that he was sacked by his gay boss for being straight.
18th November 2013
Barnardo’s: 58% of Welsh children have witnessed homophobic bullying 6
1:24 PM — Barnardo’s has called on schools across Wales to make sure they are implementing anti-bullying polices after a survey showed 58% of Welsh children have witnessed homophobic bullying.
Stonewall launches ‘Gay. Let’s get over it’ anti-homophobic bullying campaign 13
12:11 PM — Stonewall has launched a new campaign to tackle homophobic language in schools, with the slogan “Gay. Let’s get over it”.
Comment: The legacy of Section 28, ten years on 20
11:42 AM — Writing on the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, says the law meant he was unable to receive basic advice about same-sex relationships at school.
30th October 2013
Teacher who told students ‘Hitler wasn’t all bad, he killed the gays’ struck off 42
10:41 AM — A teacher in Scotland who told students that "Hitler wasn't all bad", because he killed gay people has been struck off.
22nd October 2013
US: Catholic school teacher sacked for marrying her girlfriend 45 minutes after the ceremony 9
7:49 PM — A lesbian Catholic school teacher in the US state of Arkansas has said she was told she could not return to work just 45 minutes after getting married to her girlfriend.
9th October 2013
US: Teacher ‘relates’ to killer of gay student and says she would have attacked victim herself 62
11:56 AM — The teacher of a murdered Californian gay student says she understands the motives of the killer and laughs she would have given the victim a “good swift kick in the butt”.
4th October 2013
Scotland: Court hears how antiques dealer allegedly called gay teacher ‘paedophile’ 1
1:18 PM — The trial of an antiques dealer in Scotland, who allegedly branded a teacher a paedophile on Twitter for campaigning for equal marriage rights, has been adjourned.
22nd September 2013
US: Christian theology professor ‘asked to leave’ university after coming out as transgender 29
2:18 PM — A professor at a Christian university in California has been forced out of his position after coming out as a transgender to students in a sermon.
8th September 2013
US: Student attempts suicide by ‘hanging himself’ after teacher bullied him with anti-gay slurs 19
11:57 AM — A student in South Carolina has attempted suicide after a school teacher allegedly used anti-gay slurs against him, calling him "gay," "gay boy," "Mrs Pete," and "Mrs Peters."
15th August 2013
Barbados: Columnist and retired school teacher says ‘AIDS is punishment’ and ‘anus made for exit only’ 101
7:21 PM — A columnist and retired school teacher in Barbados says “AIDS” is “punishment” for engaging in gay sex.
2nd August 2013
Lucy Meadows coroner rebuked by complaints office for criticising transphobic press 11
4:04 PM — The coroner who wrote to the Culture Secretary to express his disgust at the press following the death of transgender school teacher Lucy Meadows is reported to have been given an official rebuke by the Office for Judicial Complaints.
12th June 2013
US: Teacher sacked for being a lesbian will not be reinstated at Catholic school 24
6:06 PM — The Ohio high school teacher sacked after her female partner was named in her mother's obituary will not be reinstated, the district's Superintendent has ruled.
28th May 2013
Inquest for trans teacher Lucy Meadows resumes today 2
11:52 AM — An inquest has been re-opened into the death of school teacher Lucy Meadows, a trans woman whose gender transition was the subject of undue media scrutiny.
14th May 2013
Scotland: Teacher tells student ‘it’s ok to be gay’ and drunkenly climbs into bed with pupil 35
10:31 AM — A male teacher who admitted asking a pupil if he was "camp" and then advising him that it was "ok to be gay these days" has been struck off for indecent conduct.