Nov 27, 2010
commented on Gay Teacher Gets Marriage Proposal On School Sign, Gay Teacher's Gay Boyfriend Proposes On School Grounds, Gay Teacher Shows Off Gay Engagement Ring to Third Grade Students
In the "It Gets Better" vein:
My husband is a third-grade teacher. When we got married there were no stunts such as the above, but he did announce it to the rest of the faculty, and shared the information with a couple of parents he is friends with. Things being what they are, this meant everyone soon knew about it, including most of his pupils. And there has been no controversy, no negative outcries - for the most part only well-wishers.
Before we were married, if one of his pupils asked who this "michael" was that occasionally came up, he would say "Michael is the man I live with." Now, if it comes up he says "Michael is my husband." And no one has told him he should not do so. You know what the kids want to know? Whether our dog, who he mentions frequently, likes me.
Granted, we live in pinko Commie Massachusetts, but the mere fact that it is like this in some pockets of the country means it will gradually become like this everywhere.
Nov 19, 2010
commented on It Gets Better: The Prime Minister
Extremely important point, Dan, and I think we need to be clear that it would be reckless to suggest to all bullied/gay teens that they go to their parents for help.
In fairness to Cameron though, this is what he said: "Talk to someone about it. You don't have to struggle on dealing with this on your own. There are so many people out there - whether it's your mum and dad, your teachers, family friends, people who care about you and want to help you." He says that mom and dad are an option, if they fit in the category of "people who care about you".