Gay Teachers

Examining whether schools are supportive enough of LGBT teachers There are estimated to be more than 25,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teachers in the UK. Research has shown that 99% of them are too scared to come out and 4 out of 5 gay teachers have experienced homophobic abuse at work. This programme follows the lives of five inspirational gay teachers to find out how they cope with school. One teacher tells of his experiences dealing with a headteacher he felt was homophobic, whilst another teacher struggles to come out to his class. Is it true that there’s an endemic culture of homophobia in schools or are schools supporting their LGBT staff?

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