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I agree that what happens in the bedroom has no place in a classroom. But if you have the support of your director, you can make a profound impact on the children and families you serve by being an out role model. Children are naturally curious about relationships and early childhood is the perfect place to include gay and lesbian relationships in your curriculum as children are not yet fettered with homophobia. The children in my class see a picture of me and my partner on our family tree. When one the the children ask me if I am going to marry a female teacher in the school, another child will often pipe up with, “No, Brian is married to Jay.” I love the simple and genuine questions having an out gay teacher provokes.