A purported first-grade teacher is making headlines after claiming that nothing makes them prouder than when their students “ask about my queerness.”
It is not clear at the time of this reporting whether the teacher is biologically female or male.
The teacher, who goes by “Nalo” on Twitter, announced that they told students to refer to them as “professor” rather than “Mrs.” or “Mr.” because neither the formal feminine nor masculine term seemed to feel appropriate.
“My students call me Professor Nalo because I prefer not to use Mrs. or Mr. in my classroom,” Nalo wrote. “I teach all subjects as a 1st grade teacher, but my favorite moments are always when my students ask about my queerness.” Read more…