Gay teacher lands scholarship

Story Author(s): Unlisted

News Source: The Standard (Zimbabwe)

Publication/Broadcast Date: May 19th, 2019

Country(ies): Zimbabwe

Original Source Link:
https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2019/05/19/gay-teacher-lands-scholarship/

Story Summary:

This is a mostly affirming story about the former deputy head of a school who was forced to resign amid backlash after he came out as gay.

Topics: Discrimination, Outing, School, and Workplace

LGBTQI+ Identities: "homosexuality" (abstract) and Gay

Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach is fair, balanced, objective, Language/terminology is inaccurate/misused but with no apparent malice, LGBTQI+A voices missing entirely (zero), and Negative myths/stereotypes are left unchallenged

Rating: 2

Rating Rationale:

Some biased phrases like “admitting he was gay” should not be used. The quote from one parent is especially nuanced and affirming.