Sunday, November 13, 2011

A followup to students are beginning to think I'm gay

I know I didn't say much in this post, and I was scared to, but it seems all is ok right now.

Here's what happened-

It was a Thursday morning about 2 weeks ago and we just had a staff meeting. I'm walking to the restroom when lesbian math teacher comes chasing me down- literally- and went way out of her way to do so. She stops me in the staff room and tells me that she had been doing classroom observations a few weeks back and overheard a group of girls chitchatting. The girls said that they are sure I am gay. I am such a nice guy, though, there is no way that I could be gay. The teacher told me how refreshing this was to hear that the students were so accepting and that they were convinced gay guys couldn't be as nice as me. I was just taken aback by this whole thing and told her that was great.

I walked into the bathroom nervously afterward and then started texting all my friends for support...

The majority of the staff is supportive. There are close to 10 gay/lesbian staff members/many allies, so it would be ok. I just hate to make waves like that in my first year teaching.

4 comments:

fan of casey said...

Mike = Gay + Nice = Yay!

TF said...

thats great :)

fan of casey said...

Just don't ask your students to rub your feet.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45315715/ns/us_news-weird_news/#.TsMjGmCs_j8

Aek said...

Haha, not sure what to think of that. Gay guys can't be nice?