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Bisexual Michigan Teacher resigns after being told to remove Pride Flag. What is LGBTQ ? Stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender

Michigan middle school teacher resigns after school told him to take down LGBTQ pride flag in classroom

“I was not going to be an active participant in the suppression and oppression of an already marginalized group that I am a part of,” the former teacher, Russell Ball, says in a TikTok video.

  • A middle school teacher in Michigan resigned last week after he was instructed multiple times by school administrators to remove a LGBTQ+ Pride flag from his classroom.
  • The former teacher, Russell Ball, said in a TikTok video that he quit because he did not want to send a message to his students that those in the LGBTQ+ community, including himself, don’t belong.
  • Ball said he and others plan to protest the school’s decision to remove Pride flags from classrooms at an upcoming school board meeting.

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Middle school teacher Russell Ball refused to be “an active participant in the suppression and oppression” of LGBTQ people

A bisexual teacher in Michigan has resigned from their middle school after being told to remove Pride flags from classrooms.

Russell Ball, who teaches physical education and health at Three Rivers Middle School, told local NBC affiliate WOOD that he and other teachers received an email on Nov. 22 instructing them to remove their Pride flags until further notice.

The demand came in response to an “external challenge” about the flags, according to Ball, who noted rumors that “one or two parents…complained about the flags being in the classroom.”

After receiving a second email instructing him to remove his Pride flag, Ball said that he opted to resign, citing both burnout and his LGBTQ identity.

“To me, the flag represents love and inclusion for everybody, not just whoever is of the LGBTQIA+ community,” Ball told WOOD. “I felt very disheartened and saddened.”

Ball, who had been teaching for more than a decade and will now focus on being a stay-at-home dad to five, said that students “losing that representation throughout the classrooms really hurt, losing my own representation in the classroom really hurt.”

He added: “It all comes down to having some open communication and building understanding that we’re not out to vilify anybody, but we are here and we do exist.”

In a now-viral TikTok he recorded after tendering his resignation, Ball said that working through the pandemic was tough, but he drew the line at “being an active participant in the suppression and oppression of an already marginalized group that I’m part of.”

“By removing it, I feel like I am being told that I am invalidated, that I don’t belong,” he said, “and that’s not a message I want to send to myself or any of my students.”

He added: “The Pride flag is not a political statement. It’s a human right statement. We’re all human. We should all have the same rights… but we don’t.”

 

What is Rainbow flag ?

The rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer pride and LGBT social movements.

What does the R stand for in Lgbtq?

LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

what is Bisexuality ?

Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or to more than one gender.

LGBT pride flag

Also known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag, the colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community and the “spectrum” of human sexuality and gender.

Using a rainbow flag as a symbol of gay pride began in San Francisco, but eventually became common at LGBT rights events worldwide.

what is LGBT ?

LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

In use since the 1990s, the initialism, as well as some of its common variants, functions as an umbrella term for sexuality and gender identity.

It may refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

To recognize this inclusion, a popular variant, LGBTQ, adds the letter Q for those who identify as queer or are questioning their sexual or gender identity.

What does Lgbtqia+ stand for?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender

What does the Q in lgbtqqip2saa stand for?

Stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit (2S), androgynous and asexual.

What does the 2+ mean in LGBTQ2 +?

LGBTQ2+ is an abbreviation that stands for: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or sometimes questioning), and two-spirited.

LGBTQ exhibit that was removed from Missouri Capitol opens in St. Louis

An LGBTQ history exhibit that was removed from the Missouri Capitol this year after drawing complaints has opened in St. Louis.

The “Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights” exhibit — which describes the city’s “surprisingly pivotal role in helping to launch America’s gay rights movement,” according to the exhibit’s website — was removed from the state Capitol in September after several complaints, including from a GOP official who worked in the Capitol.

The state later announced the exhibit would be on display at the historic Lohman Building on the Jefferson City riverfront.

Cheryl Adelstein, deputy director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, said a copy of the exhibit was opening in St. Louis.

She said KMOX (1120 AM) radio host Charlie Brennan personally purchased a new set of exhibit panels from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where the project was originally produced, so that St. Louis could have its own exhibit.

NC Lt. Gov. confronts Democrat after she says politicians shouldn’t attack LGBTQ constituents

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a Republican who has used his pulpit to make numerous anti-LGBTQ comments, confronted a Democratic lawmaker Monday night after she gave a speech responding to Robinson’s remarks. Robinson “berated” state Sen.

Julie Mayfield, a Democrat from Asheville, after her speech and wagged his finger in front of her face, saying he didn’t appreciate her “equating Black people with gay people,” according to Mayfield and another lawmaker who witnessed the encounter.

Robinson’s comments were in response to a speech Mayfield gave after a legislative vote Monday. In that speech, Mayfield highlighted deadly violence against Black people and discrimination against LGBTQ people.

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