Wednesday, July 31, 2013

LGBT Teachers Less Likely To Challenge Anti-Gay Bullying Out Of Job Safety Concerns, Study Finds

Huffington Post, July 30, 2013

"Despite the ever-present challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students face at school, a new study finds that gay teachers are actually less likely to challenge bullying in the classroom than their straight counterparts out of fear for their own jobs.
As TES Magazine reports, the study comprised interviews with more than 350 teachers and school principals over how they deal with anti-gay incidents at school. The bulk of the interviewees who identified as LGBT said that not only did they not feel safe coming out at school, but they had rarely intervened when they witnessed homophobic remarks being made." Read More

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