Essex: head praises ‘greatly loved’ trans teacher

A transgender teacher has been praised for her courage and popularity by staff and pupils at a secondary school in Essex ahead of her transition this summer.

The unnamed teacher had formerly been living as a man and pupils were told this week that she would be returning in the autumn following transition to live as a woman.

Read more: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/07/06/essex-head-praises-greatly-loved-trans-teacher/

Rick Connors – it gets better Australia

Mr Connors, a teacher at Wanganui Park Secondary College in Shepparton, Australia shares his story and explains how his school will show support for all same-sex attracted, transgender and sexually diverse students. This video was shown in his school’s assembly as part of “It gets better Australia” week.

The hunt for LGBT equality in schools | @lgbt_lawyer in @SecEd_Education

What can schools do to meet their legal requirements and ensure staff are treated equally, irrespective of sexuality. Legal expert Paul Maddock (@lgbt_lawyer) advises.

The introduction of the Equality Act in 2010 was a landmark legal development designed to offer workers fair protection from discrimination. However, at a recent conference hosted by the NASUWT teachers’ union, research suggested that the majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teachers have been subjected to discrimination during their careers because of their sexuality. – See more at: http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/the-hunt-for-lgbt-equality-in-schools