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Miami/Dade Teacher Fired Over Gay Porn Past Reinstated To Teaching Position

In August 2011 of  Shawn Loftis was fired from his Miami-Dade County Public School substitute teachers gig after another employee had told principal Allyn Bernstein, , that Loftis “had his own personal gay website” and after administrators Googled his “porn name,”AKA Collin O’Neal  they found “sexually explicit pictures” the math sub engaged in “teaching” with some extremely buff, furry men.

In spring 2010, Loftis decided to stop his porn career to pursue his real passion: teaching. That He sold his “World of Men”  company and began substitute teaching in local public schools. He worked at Miami Beach High,  Nautilus Middle, also Edison Middle School as well as being a citizen journalist for  CNN’s whose website featured his videos.

Thge Miami-Dade School Board district cited Rule 6Gx13-4A-1.21, which demands that school faculty “conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system.” and the Florida Department of Education revoked Loftus’s teaching certification.

Loftis in turn went to the ACLU with his complaint, but to no avail after a a representative there  turned him down, writing, “Your case would be stronger if your job did not involve supervising children.”

But that didn’t stop Shawn Loftus who continued fighting and n Friday, Loftis the education commission reversed their position and reinstated Louftus who argued that he wanted to guide students away from making the same mistakes he made, and also the fact that what he did was not illegal.

Loftus will be returning shortly back to work teaching at Nautilus Middle School.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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