LGBT+ Teachers Rights

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.

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