Here's an item about a teacher who got fired because he was pro-LGBT. I don't know if he's queer or not, but he took the school to court for wrongful termination and won. Considering how maddeningly hard it is to prove employment discrimination in court nowadays, I'm going to guess he had a pretty good case.
And he's not stopping now that he's reinstated:
Quigley said in an e-mail Wednesday that he is looking forward to returning to the classroom and hopes the district will add the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the sections regarding harassment in the student and parent handbook, which is something he has worked for.
"Perhaps, after this, emphasis will be placed back on giving students knowledge, as opposed training them to take tests. Give them the knowledge, they can ace any test; and their lives will be richer. Train them only to take tests, and you have suppliers of statistics with no souls," Quigley wrote.
It reminds me of when I was in high school - teachers generally didn't talk about politics unless they were wingnuts. Anyone else was just indoctrinating students.
We need more teachers like this guy. We need more teachers, period, and to be firing them because they express a political viewpoint is ludicrous. Kids benefits from having those discussions, and lots of them aren't going to find it anywhere but at school.