Primary Education News

15 Oct '14

News My life as a non-binary transgender teacher and why Im still closeted

Many schools have stamped out homophobia but few have got to grips with transgender issues its either too confusing or they worry parents will complainI am non-binary transgender which means that I identify as neither man nor a woman. Some days I feel more masculine while other days I am feminine. Sometimes I feel completely genderless.It may be a new concept to you; it was to me but then again I grew up under section 28, the law that forbade the promotion of homosexuality or the acceptability of it in school. As a result, most schools played it safe with a blanket ban on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teaching. My gender and sexuality are areas where my own education let me down. Continue reading...

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