Gay Zimbabwe teacher resigns after death threats

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Source: BBC News

A gay teacher at a top Zimbabwean boys’ school has resigned after death threats and pressure from parents.

Neal Hovelmeier, deputy head for St John’s College’s sixth form, came out to his students last week.

He was encouraged to do so as a Zimbabwean newspaper was planning on outing Mr Hovelmeier, the school’s chairman wrote in a letter.

Some parents threatened legal action against him in a country where homosexual acts are illegal.

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2 replies

  1. I do not know why this ‘coming out’ business is so much in fashion these days. I mean the rest of us do not talk about what we do in the privacy of our bedrooms either.

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