Vancouver teacher fired because she’s a lesbian

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A Vancouver music teacher who describes herself as a lesbian says she has been fired from a Catholic private school after parents who were worried that their daughters might follow the teacher’s lead complained to the administration.

Lisa Reimer had told the principal at Little Flower Academy that she was a lesbian and her partner was expecting a baby, states a news release distributed Wednesday by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation on behalf of the B.C. Pride Education Network.

Ms. Reimer asked for a parental leave in December, well in advance of the child’s birth. However the school in January denied “her parental rights,” the teachers’ group stated.

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