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    Matt J

    Thanks for your fascinating reflections and suggestions! These posts have made me think of very specific follow up questions, mostly for the K – 3 crowd. I’m curious how people have handled some of the following questions…

    1) How early in the year do the students know that you have a husband and not a wife or a boyfriend instead of a girlfriend? How do they find out? How have they responded? Did it continue to be an issue, or did it become a non-issue?

    2) How aware are your students of your boyfriend/partner/husband? Does they attend school events (choir concerts, fundraisers, etc.) with you? Do you keep a family photo at your desk?

    3) Have you ever experienced a negative reaction from a parent about being gay? How was it resolved? Did it affect how you interacted with that student?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your stories and experiences!

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