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Calls flood Watterson in firing of gay teacher

Hundreds of calls, some of them threatening, have been received at a Roman Catholic high school in Columbus where a gay teacher was recently fired, according to a police report filed this week. Physical-education teacher Carla Hale, who worked at the school for 19 years, was fired in March after an obituary for her mother listed the name of her female partner. The dismissal caught wide attention on social media this week, and more than 20,000 people have signed a change.org petition that students and others started on Monday to seek Hale’s reinstatement.

The Columbus Dispatch
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April 22, 2013

Tell School Administrators That Trans Women Belong at Smith College

As support for the equal treatment of trans women in Smith College's admissions policy grows, the school's administration has yet to make a firm commitment toward changing its policy. It is more important than ever for trans advocates and allies to speak out and let the college know that trans women belong at Smith.

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