Kidspot Australia reports on the teacher using Tik Tok to highlight the need and results from creating queer safe spaces in schools.
From the article:
The veteran teacher, who posts under the username 'Just a queer teacher', chooses to strap his heels on each morning despite the fact that they make him nearly two metres tall – and wears them as he walks the best part of 5km around the classroom every day.
“The reason I do it is so it is so we can create an explicitly queer space for all of my students,” the TikTokker shared in a recent video, showing off photos of his favourite pair of stilettos.
“That way they know this a place for them, by them - because I never had one of those (teachers) growing up - so yeah, I'm a bit of a beast.”
Many people thanked the teacher for choosing to wear heels to school, with one grateful parent writing: “as a mum of a queer teenager, thank you for creating this safe space”.
“Wish I had this growing up! I'm not crying I just have something in my eye - it's tears, I have tears in my eye,” someone else gushed.
Original URL: https://www.kidspot.com.au/news/im-a-male-high-school-teacher-and-i-wear-stilettos-to-class-most-days/news-story/e3844a25c0b7fed7f4fe0a48821b466d
Posted: 20 November 2022