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Discrimination Against Gay Men, Lesbians, and Transgender People Working in Education

By Jude Irwin, 2008

This paper explores the workplace experiences of 120 gay men, lesbians, and transgender people who were employed as teachers, academics, and educators. The data, drawn from a larger collaborative research project, explored the workplace experiences of 900 gay men, lesbians, and transgender people. Homophobic harassment and treatment were widespread amongst the lesbian, gay men, and transgender teachers, academics, and educators. The paper will utilize the stories of those who experienced discrimination to explicate the issues confronting gay men, lesbians, and transgender people who work in the education system. Keywords: Lesbian, gay, transgender, discrimination, education, homophobia, academic, schools, employment, teachers

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