If you’ve been a regular reader of Bondings 2.0, you will be aware of the terrible trend in recent years where LGBT and ally church workers are being dismissed from Catholic institutions. If this information is news to you, please check out this blog’s resource pagewhich archives all the news related to this terrible injustice.
Catholic schools have been a main target for these firings–both high schools and elementary schools. While we’ve reported on the firings, the reactions, the protests, one thing that has been missing is the personal stories of the teachers affected. Furthermore, another untold story is the fear and anxiety that these firings have had on those currently employed in Catholic institutions.
Two researchers from academic institutions have contacted New Ways Ministry to let us know about a study they are doing where they will survey LGBTQ educators currently working in Catholic schools. This category includes teachers, counselors, administrators, coaches, support staff, and others working in Catholic schools. Respondents do not have to be Catholic themselves. The goal of the survey is to generate a sense of the experience these people face as employees in Catholic schools. The survey would take 15-25 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. The identity of the participant, along with any potential identifying factor, will be kept strictly confidential. Educators do not have to be “out” as LGBTQ to participate.
Source: – Bondings 2.0