Powered by

Va. school spotlights transgender kids in event supported by teachers union, rights group

Mar 04, 2019 - The Washington Post

U.S. teachers union, LGBT advocacy group collaborated for event

When Jaim Foster began teaching nearly two decades ago in Nebraska, he said he was discouraged from being an openly gay educator. He had championed LGBT causes at his liberal arts college but suddenly found himself switching pronouns when telling students about his boyfriends.

"I was told I had to stop being that advocate, and I had to go back into the closet because it wasn't really safe," the teacher recalled. "You c...