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Drama Teacher Claps Back At Homophobic Mom Who Pulled Kids From His Class

 

When I was a teacher, I always did worry as to how parents dealt with their child having a homosexual as an educator.  In my 10 years of teaching, the only issues I had were from fellow teacher being narrow minded, and one student telling HER father that I gave her detention because she would not be my date to a kegger I was throwing for the seniors.  Oh, Heather. 

I never had to get on my tall unicorn / high horse to say that LGBTQ+ teachers will cause no harm to your children.  I never had to confront a parent or child about my life, not even in very rural Maine, where the two high schools I taught at during my career consisted of 300 students and 750 students. 

Michael Neri, a drama teacher from Kidderminster, England who runs Talking Props Theatre School for kids age 8 to 13, had to deal with a narrow-minded parent.  Let's see what you think of his response after a parent said that she was pulling her kids from her class because of his sexuality.

Here's the exchange. 

What did you think?  Do you think his response was spot on? Do you think the mother just wasn't ready to try to have the birds and the bees and the rainbows chat with her kids?  Or was she just too busy thumping the bible to understand that there are other humans in the world?

How would you have responded, if at all?

And, Michael we love your donation!

 

 

h/t:  good.is

This British Model/Actor Just Came Out In A New Youtube Video

British-born but current American-resident model Zander Hodgson came out as gay recently.

The model posted a Youtube video with the title, “Zander’s IMPORTANT MESSAGE” with a description that simply says, “Hi guy, Hope you enjoy. This one kinda explains itself. Comment, Let me know what you think :) Love Zander.”

In the video itself, Zander hangs out in his LA home and explains that this video is about him coming out, which is something he’s been wanting to do for some time now.

“I brought you guys here to talk about something really important to me,’ he says at the beginning of the clip, shot in his adopted home of Los Angeles.”

“It’s been something that I’ve wanted to share with everyone for a while now. But it’s been one thing after the other that has got in the way of me being able to speak up about it.”

That thing getting in his way of coming out before was the fact that he’s in Los Angeles with the goal of making it as an actor.

 

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Hodgson says that its hard for gay actors his age to make it in the business because Hollywood is “not very welcoming to gay actors,” so he’s been struggling to come out.

“I don’t think there are many opportunities out there for gay men to play straight roles.”

That said, he felt this issue was too important for him not to come out and share his story.

On top of that, Zander shares that he was also confused about coming out because his family has a strong religious background and comes from a small town. Luckily though, he also shared that so far his family has been open and welcoming to him after he came out to them.

Good luck Zander Hodgson with your blossoming career and personal life. As said in the video below, “Everyone is entitled to live their full life and to live truthfully to themselves and be loved.”