I've had some openly gay students- and I have made it a point not to bring it up, if I am aware of it. If asked what I think, I answer honestly ("I disapprove, but that's your business.") I teach in a largely rural conservative community and such goings-on are generally frowned on by the populace. While I am not going out of my way to change anybody's mind, I am also not going to allow outright oppression, and my disapproval does not extend to whether they succeed in my class or not.
I can well relate.....wouldn't be nice if we could just show up and teach?I hate conflict resolution and am pretty much clueless at it. Confused