We all grew up to traditional straight teachers but as I grew older, I found that professionality does not include if one is homosexual or not, I am a gay proud teacher who just embarked on the journey of teaching and I might say its more exciting than I expected. Scebile Pleasure Mahlango, bio-sexual teacher at one of the Secondary Schools in Mpumalanga said.
The are a lot of schools that accommodate people like me and to tell the truth the other teachers were understanding of my sexuality and accepting. I am one of the most loved teachers by learners. Wisdom indeed is power as only those who are willing to understand and learn more about homosexuality tend to understand us
The future is changing and the more we educate our young future leaders that they should not define one by their character, appearance nor status but of their ability. Starting out as a teacher was scary but due to mental positivity I managed to pull through till today.
I started teaching in order to show that anyone can do anything they wish to. The are no clauses in the industry that states that one is not welcomed due to the sexual preference.
There had been teachers like us before in the teaching sector but due to the fact that people where afraid to disclose themselves they did not get the opportunity to be themselves in public. Teaching does not have any categories on who fits in who does not we all went through the same process of learning in order to be called professional teachers.
My journey At this high school has been a wonderful experience breaking point of happiness and healthy working environment.
We all go through educational growth and being gay has no limitation to anyone, we are all mentally able. The are several things that people should understand that unity amongst teacher is the reason behind a successful future leader that what education is all about.
By Vutomi Innocentia Mhlabi