In some countries it's illegal to be gay and punishable by death or prision. Other countries recognise same-sex unions and even offer partners the same rights as heterosexual spouses.
Some schools may be more open to LGBT teachers than others. Religious schools would probably not be open to gay teachers. Schools in countries such as Thailand or Holland would probably be more accepting. Here are some useful links below.
- Wikipedia has a great map of LGBT rights around the world.
- International Schools Review has a post from 2007 about being gay overseas as well as a 2008 post and an article from 2009 about alternative lifestyles with useful info about schools and countries.
- Dave's ESL Cafe has a post from 2004 and a post in 2012 about where you can teach if you're gay.
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