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RESILIENCE with Christine Yared - Author of "Private Love Public School - Gay Teacher Under Fire"

March 25, 2021 Joe Pellerito / Christine Yared Season 2 Episode 61
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RESILIENCE with Christine Yared - Author of "Private Love Public School - Gay Teacher Under Fire"
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RESILIENCE with Christine Yared - Author of "Private Love Public School - Gay Teacher Under Fire"
Mar 25, 2021 Season 2 Episode 61
Joe Pellerito / Christine Yared

LGBTQ+ AND THE CLASSROOM:  Gerry Crane and his partner Randy exchanged vows during a private commitment ceremony. By the next week, word spread that he had married a man. The gifted and once-treasured high school music teacher was  suddenly disparaged and pressured to resign by powerful community members with tragic consequences. 

25 years later, Christine uses her skills as an attorney and writer to publish a moving book that recounts the story.  We discuss Gerry's leadership qualities and legacy.  What are the  implications for our school systems and how can we better empower LGBTQ+ students, parents, and educators?

Special thanks to Christine and others who contributed their voices to this episode:  Jayson Luce, Luke Rosenberg, Michele Siderman, Ken Rausch  (read by Jim Dells), and Jay Kaplan.

Order the book:  PRIVATE LOVE PUBLIC SCHOOL - GAY TEACHER UNDER FIRE
Contact Christine Yared
Article:  Examples of Straight Privilege

 

Support the show (https://rechoicepod.com/patreon-virtual-tip-jar/)

Show Notes

LGBTQ+ AND THE CLASSROOM:  Gerry Crane and his partner Randy exchanged vows during a private commitment ceremony. By the next week, word spread that he had married a man. The gifted and once-treasured high school music teacher was  suddenly disparaged and pressured to resign by powerful community members with tragic consequences. 

25 years later, Christine uses her skills as an attorney and writer to publish a moving book that recounts the story.  We discuss Gerry's leadership qualities and legacy.  What are the  implications for our school systems and how can we better empower LGBTQ+ students, parents, and educators?

Special thanks to Christine and others who contributed their voices to this episode:  Jayson Luce, Luke Rosenberg, Michele Siderman, Ken Rausch  (read by Jim Dells), and Jay Kaplan.

Order the book:  PRIVATE LOVE PUBLIC SCHOOL - GAY TEACHER UNDER FIRE
Contact Christine Yared
Article:  Examples of Straight Privilege

 

Support the show (https://rechoicepod.com/patreon-virtual-tip-jar/)