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J Curran (user currently living in CANADA) posted for readers on 13/10/2013 tagged with teaching lgbt rights in schools
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I am the proud (straight-but-not-narrow) staff advisor to to a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) in a rural Canadian high school. Ontario has provincial legislation supporting groups like this one, and we are working for a future when social justice is achieved, and groups like ours won't be necessary.
We are looking forward to welcoming the world to Toronto, at World Pride 2014. Join us!
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Sometimes the best action is no action;other times the best action is teaching by example. If one is oppressive then one is oppressed. Do we fight, do we flight? Out the oppressor if you want to be Out; report the security guard, write an editorial, publicize the employer. It may make no difference then again it may. Recommended reading: Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mendela biography). Recommended film; The Accused (based on a true story)
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As an ESL/EFL educator, I yearned to create a safe education environment, to deliver curriculum inclusive of GLBT global culture. While Canada as a whole is making progress in this area, smaller less urbanized less culturalized communties are still oppressed thus discriminate GLBT teachers, students and incorporation of related curriculum. While teaching in a rural Canadian public university, I felt extremely oppressed, fearful for my job and my students. My goal is to teach, to educate through example. Canada's laws and legislated policies exists to protect all yet falls short of their true mandate. All human rights and equality depend on education, hope and courage. We,the educators and learners need to feel safe in our educational environment,need to feel free to experience a safe education in a fair playing field. Rather than wait, rather than fight, I have adopted a holistic approach to ESL/EFL -a virtual global teach and learn community that is accepting, fosters choice and embraces differneces among All People from All Nations. We must make it better, we must erase hate, we must advocate, we must EDUCATE; ours is the legacy that we leave to the future.
"The measure of one’s character is not what they get from their ancestors,but what they leave their descendants." ~ AU
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I just signed the petition "Gay Suspended february 3, 2011 Without Pay Ontario, Canada for defense of Gay Rights MONTFORT HOSPITAL " and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 700 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

http://www.change.org/petitions/gay-suspended-without-pay-ontario-canada-for-defense-of-gay-rights

Thanks!
For Team Change
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Kate Webb (user currently living in CANADA) posted for lesbian readers on 28/04/2010 tagged with teaching lgbt rights in schools
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Catholic girls' school accused of firing lesbian teacher after she became a parent:

http://www.theprovince.com/Catholic+girls+school+accused+firing+lesbian+teacher+after+became+parent/2961810/story.html

The Province will be updating this story throughout the day.
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