The lived workplace experiences of LGBT+ teachers in Irish schools
This docufilm features INTO LGBT+ members discussing their experiences in our schools. Its production was supported by a grant from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. It can be a useful starting point for a whole staff discussion on changes that could be made to create a more inclusive LGBT+ school.
Many LGBT+ teachers feel that they cannot be open about their sexuality and gender identity in our schools. Many LGBT+ teachers feel that they may be discriminated against on grounds of their sexual orientation when it comes to employment and promotion opportunities.
The INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group provides a support and advice forum for INTO members who identify as LGBT+. The INTO will provide legal advice and support to any LGBT+ teacher who feels that have been directly or indirectly discriminated against.
INTO promotes an LGBT+ Inclusive School – the following poster was sent to all schools for their staffrooms to instil this message among all staff members.