Music teacher Lisa Reimer says she was fired from Little Flower Academy Catholic school for her sexual orientation, mere weeks after her partner gave birth to their son, Andrew.
The 34-year-old said she was dismissed after the school came under pressure from parents who didn’t want their kids to be taught by a lesbian.
“I was completely shocked. I was completely unprepared because of their reaction when I told them,” said Reimer. “They seemed so supportive. I thought they would go to bat for me.”
At a news conference Wednesday, Reimer, the founder of Vancouver’s Zing! Children’s Choir, said she was fired because parents were afraid she would lead their daughters “astray.” (Full article, The Province, Apr 28 2010).