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May 28, 2015

One gay boy was made to eat banana held in front of classmate's groin

Around 65% of student teachers in Hong Kong harbor moderate and extremely negative attitudes toward LGBTI people, a new study by the city's Institute of Education shows.

Researchers also found that more than 80% of trainee teachers in the city have never received any education about sexuality or gender diversity.

The institute interviewed 332 trainee teachers between May 2014 and April and 42 LGBTI sttudents aged 14 to 25, as well as 13 parents of LGBTI children and seven community service workers.

May 20, 2015

Will star with James Franco in Hulu Original series 11/22/63

ABC's Grey's Anatomy goes on and on but TR Knight left the medical series after the fifth season in 2009.

Since then, the Emmy-nominated actor has spent his time on stage (A Life in the Theater, It's Only a Play), appeared in some movies (42, A Year and Change) and done some TV guest spots (Law & Order SVU, The Good Wife).

Now Knight is returning to TV is the high-profile 11/22/63, a Hulu Original series that will star James Franco and is from from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and author Stephen King.

May 17, 2015

'As a matter of fact, that is bullying me,' one angry father claims to have been bullied when his child was read the book in class

It was meant to be a lesson against bullying when a third-grade teacher picked a gay-themed storybook to read to his Orange County, North Carolina class in response to a bullying incident.

Dozens of angry parents are now demanding answers from school officials with a parent claiming that he is in fact being bullied when his child is being read such a book in school.

May 17, 2015

Teacher told him he had 'AIDS like all of his friends'

A British trans man has reflected on when he was a teen and his mother backed him up in the best way possible when he was being bullied.

Leng Montgomery, now 31 from London, has gone back to when he identified as a lesbian when he was younger and how a teacher said horrific homophobic comments to him.

Even though Section 28, the law that banned the 'promotion of homosexuality', was in force at the time his mother stood up for him and supported him.

May 16, 2015

New group Teachers for No do not consider teaching marriage equality and LGBTI rights to be appropriate for primary school children

A group of Irish teachers has launched a new organization calling for people to vote No in the upcoming referendum over fears of teachers being accused of homophobia.

Teachers for No, or Educators for Conscience, say the possibility of same-sex marriage becoming legal will have consequences which have not been dealt with and discussed properly.

May 16, 2015

New group Teachers for No do not consider teaching marriage equality and LGBTI rights to be appropriate for primary school children

A group of Irish teachers has launched a new organization calling for people to vote No in the upcoming referendum over fears of teachers being accused of homophobia.

Teachers for No, or Educators for Conscience, say the possibility of same-sex marriage becoming legal will have consequences which have not been dealt with and discussed properly.

May 6, 2015

He argues he showed the film to highlight changes in the attitude towards homosexuality

A Missouri high school has indefinitely suspended one of their teachers after he showed his class a film warning boys of ‘predatory homosexuals’.

Ken Simons, a history teacher at Raymore-Peculiar High School, was suspended weeks before he was due to retire for showing a law enforcement class the film Boys Beware; it warns students to avoid strangers ‘because they might be homosexual’.

May 5, 2015

We're lost for words

The Gay European Tourism Association [GETA] has partnered with Sign Up, a Seville-based language school, to create language courses specially tailored for LGBTIs.

The big question is, will they teach Polari?

The two and four-week courses will be taught by a gay teacher in Seville [the city's Plaza de España is pictured, right], the capital of the Spanish region of Andalusia, and will be open to all ages. 

May 5, 2015

'Any head teacher who teaches my children it’s alright to be gay will be at the end of my shotgun'

Teachers in parts of the UK with large Muslim populations are receiving threats for teaching about homophobia.

Speaking at the National Association of Head Teachers’ annual conference in Liverpool Sunday (3 May), one teacher said she had been sent a death threat on Facebook. 

'Any head teacher who teaches my children it’s alright to be gay will be at the end of my shotgun,' it read.

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, head of Anderton Park School in Birmingham, said the Trojan Horse scandal had not gone away.

May 5, 2015

'Any head teacher who teaches my children it’s alright to be gay will be at the end of my shotgun'

Teachers in parts of the UK with large Muslim populations are receiving threats for teaching about homophobia.

Speaking at the National Association of Head Teachers’ annual conference in Liverpool Sunday (3 May), one teacher said she had been sent a death threat on Facebook. 

'Any head teacher who teaches my children it’s alright to be gay will be at the end of my shotgun,' it read.

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, head of Anderton Park School in Birmingham, said the Trojan Horse scandal had not gone away.

May 1, 2015

Many transgender children drop out of school due to pressure to conform

The Japanese ministry of education Thursday (30 April) issued a notice to local education boards urging schools to do more for transgender students.

Some schools already allow transgender children to wear the uniform of the gender they identify as. But the notice encourages all schools to do so — from elementary level to high school — as well as letting them use the bathroom and locker room of their choice.

The document also says gay and lesbian students deserve greater accommodation.

April 30, 2015

Says in new It Got Better video: 'She nurtured me and gave me what it was that I needed - to be seen, to be cared about'

When Rosie O'Donnell was in the seventh grade, an English teacher demanded to know why she hadn't done her homework.

This led to a classmate passed a note around which said 'Mr. Kaplan doesn't know that Roseanne's mother died and now she's sad.'

When she saw the note, she started to cry and ran out of the classroom and into the woods. There she stayed until they found her late in the night.

She did not return to school for a month.

April 25, 2015

Even in the fact of adversity, this Canadian teacher uses 'social justice math' to explain LGBTI issues in the classroom

Children as young as nine are learning families come in all genders, colors and sizes, thanks to efforts made by their enterprising teacher.

Elementary public school teacher Alicia Gunn from Ontario, Canada, is slipping pro-diversity messages into her math lessons, to 'disrupt the single story that many of our kids have about LGBTQ families.'

April 24, 2015

'Gays cannot be an inspiration in Singapore society!!'

Two nieces write similar essays about their lesbian aunt; one gets an A, the other gets an F. The difference? One lives in the Netherlands and the other in Singapore.

Singapore-Dutch blogger Jane said her niece from Amsterdam wrote an essay on why she is the best aunt someone could ever have, and added that she liked other girls.

Jane said her the girl described some of the issues some Singaporean family members had with her sexuality, and said she hoped that everyone could just be  friends as it was not fair it was because she liked girls and not boys.

April 24, 2015

A picture of her kissing a woman was posted on social media without her consent

A Russian court has ruled a school is right to fire a teacher for being gay.

Russian LGBTI rights group Coming Out said pictures of her kissing a woman had been posted on social media, meaning she is unfit to teach under the country's 'gay propaganda' law.

In December, the teacher known only as Alevtina, was called into the principal's office.

The music teacher who worked with disabled children in St Petersburg was told pictures of her hugging her girlfriend had been forwarded to the school along with a demand she be fired for 'immoral behavior'.

April 15, 2015

Said he was 'annoyed' at the teacher and wanted to change his background to something 'gross'

A classroom prank backfired for an eighth grade student when he was charged with a felony for playing around with his teacher's computer.

Domanik Green, 14, was charged with a cybercrime after changing the background image on his teacher's laptop to one showing two men kissing.

The Paul R Smith Middle School student was then sent to a detention centre for 'hacking' and received a 10-day suspension from class.

'I wasn't really thinking, I was just really annoyed at the teacher that day,' Green told ABC Action News.

April 9, 2015

Threatened to expose sexual relationship to Ministry of Education and school

A Singaporean man Wednesday (8 April) was charged with eight counts of extortion after he blackmailed a teacher for more than S$250,000 with threats to expose their sexual relationship to the Ministry of Education and his school.

Vincent Ng, 34, allegedly extorted S$197,000 in cash and valuables including four Chanel bags and a Rolex watch from the 45-year-old teacher, who cannot be named due to a gag order.

Ng allegedly threatened his victim over text between September 2013 and March last year.

April 5, 2015

Brett Bingham was named Oregon’s 2014 Teacher of the Year but he was fired on Friday and he says speaking openly about being gay was the reason why

A special education teacher who was named Teacher of the Year for 2014 by the state of Oregon says that speaking openly about his sexuality has ultimately lead to his being fired from his job.

Brett Bingham came out publicly after being named Teacher of the Year but says his employer Multnomah Education Service District told him to stop speaking about it.

April 5, 2015

The boys were insulted, hit and even choked by other students because their father is gay

A gay father of two took to YouTube to raise awareness of the bullying his two sons endure every day at school.

Joshua Alameda Franklin from Puna, Hawaii, is seen engaging his sons in conversation about their experiences at school, where they frequently are the victims of bullies.

The children talk about being called ‘gay’, ‘retarded’ and ‘fag’; their father says he even witnessed one of his sons being insulted and a teacher, standing right next to them, doing nothing.

March 30, 2015

Prepare to be moved by this child’s insightful poem: ‘Love has no labels, No matter who you are. Love has no race or gender, Love has no limits.’

Millions of people from around the world watched the Love Has No Labels video that went online earlier this month, sharing its uplifting story of diversity and inclusion on social media.

But a UK primary school pupil was so moved by the campaign, featuring kissing skeleton couples of all ages, races, sexualities and genders, that he went one step further - and wrote a powerful poem to explain his emotions.

March 15, 2015

Actress Susan Sarandon – whose gay nephew was taught by her, and Greg Bennett of the Real Housewives of New Jersey – who was her former student, had slammed the teacher on social media

Patricia Jannuzzi, a religion teacher at Immaculata High School in New Jersey who said the 'gay agenda' would to lead western civilization to a 'slow extinction', has been has been placed on administrative leave.

On Friday, her Facebook rant made the news after Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon slammed the former teacher of her gay nephew.

March 13, 2015

Actress's gay nephew is a former student

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon has slammed a former teacher of her gay nephew who published an homophobic rant on Facebook.

Patricia Jannuzzi, a teacher Immaculata High School in New Jersey, said the 'gay agenda' wanted to lead western civilization to a 'slow extinction.'

'We need healthy families with a mother and a father for the sake of the children and humanity!!!!!' she wrote.

The theology teacher made the comments in reponse to Dan Savage's invitation to Ben Carson to 'suck my dick,' to prove that being gay is a choice.

March 11, 2015

'Please master can I kneel at your feet'

A Connecticut teacher has been suspended for reading an explicit poem about gay sex in class.

According to students at Windsor High School, David Olio read a 1968 poem by Allen Ginsberg which describes a sexual encounter between two men.

'It’s so graphic we can’t even repeat what much of it says,' a WTNH report said.

The first few lines of Please Master reads:

March 6, 2015

National Award-winner says he 'will go to any extent' to get his film about a gay professor past censors

An acclaimed Indian actor, who is playing a university professor who was suspended for being gay in an upcoming film, has said he 'accepts homosexuals the way they are.'

The first photo of Manoj Bajpayee as the professor was released earlier this week amid speculation over whether the film will pass censors.

Aligarh, directed by Hansal Mehta, is based on the true story of a 64-year-old professor who was suspended after a TV crew secretly filmed him having sex with a rickshaw puller.