“You were fired for being trans?!”

By , January 6, 2011 5:06 pm

I just got off the phone with the lawyer I’ve been working with on my job discrimination. The good news is the principal at Neal was super-receptive to having a meeting, and seemed eager to bring in other administrators and staff to make sure it’s effective. Hopefully the meeting will go well, and in a perfect world I’d be hired to train the staff, parents, and students on LGBT inclusion, perhaps in association with the incomparably awesome Safe School Alliance.

The frustrating part? The principal claimed this was the first he’d ever heard of the issue, and it must have been the Boys and Girls Club saying these things. (Despite the fact they’re hiring Piven – and by extension me – for a workshop starting next week.) Now, in all fairness, it’s possible he either doesn’t remember, or another administrator was the one who actually said something on the principal’s behalf without his knowledge. But still…

All in all, though, I’m cautiously optimistic. I’ll keep you posted in the coming weeks.

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