Open prejudice against his sexuality has seen the career of a Yorkshire academic slowly wither

“The fight for LGBTQ+ equality has not been won.”

“at an awayday, (my line manager) told the team that “there are gay people around”

“One by one, the doors of career progression were slammed in my face.”

“These are the figures for absence,” he resumed, holding up a chart. “We are here.” He pointed at one figure, before moving his finger to another. “And I want to be here”. That was the end of my return-to-work interview.”

“When I’m away, he’s in charge! He owns you!”

“… my line manager kept piling on the teaching hours, until my load became one of the heaviest in the university”

Read the full story in The Times Higher Education here


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