July 9, 2014

Fired for being gay, former Tacoma teacher finally gets apology

Tacoma School District social studies teacher Jim Gaylord was fired in 1972 after the district found out he was gay. He sued and the case went all the way to U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to hear it. Now, 42 years later, the district will issue a formal apology to Gaylord who still lives in Tacoma.

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