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October 23 Vancouver The Vancouver […]




October 23 Vancouver The Vancouver School Board fired janitor Ray Horton for discussing his homosexuality with two male students at Tupper High School. Horton refused to promise that he would never again discuss his sexuality with students, and was dismissed. Although he was a member of CUPE (Local 392), CUPE could not support him because sexual orientation was not protected in the provincial human rights code. (See also December 8, 1979, and January 3, 1980.)

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December 8 Vancouver About a hundred […]

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Sir Charles Tupper Secondary SchoolVancouver

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Raymond Larry Horton

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Canadian Union of Public EmployeesVancouver School Board

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"Une école congédie un concierge pour être 'sorti' en parlant," Le Berdache, no. 7 (1980), p. 16.Gerald Hannon, "School Fires Janitor for 'Coming Out' Talk," Body Politic, no. 59 (1979–80), p. 16"Fighting Prejudice... Out Now: Never Going Back," Gay Tide, no. 23 (1979), p. (4)