Former Gay Porn Star Gets A Second Chance At Teaching After Being Fired For XXX Past!

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Shawn Loftis was working as a substitute teacher in math  for several Miami, FL schools when a principal discovered Loftis’ porn alter ego Collin O’Neal’s  gay videos on a website.  According to The Huffington Post, Loftis was dismissed last year from his Florida teaching position, after claims that he  “violated a regulation requiring faculty members to act in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves.”  Loftis decided to go file a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to try to get back into the classroom.

It all paid off because LA Weekly is reporting not only is Shawn Loftis able to teach again, he is eligible to apply for a permanent position as an educator.  Loftis is very pleased by the decision and thanked the Florida Education Practices Commission for the decision to “overrule his termination”:

“This is my past and I left it behind.  I can use my experiences in my life to teach kids.  The key point is that they said when you go back to the classroom and a student brings this up to you, you will be able to handle that.  I thought it was highly progressive of them.”

The Toronto Sun says Loftis, 36, graduated from Florida International University with a degree in international relations, focusing on the Middle East.  He also worked as a citizen reporter for CNN iReport.

Loftis’ story parallels that of Boston-Based English teacher, Kevin Hogan, who was forced to go on administrative lead after it was Fox News reported he had performed as porn actor “Hytch Cawke” in such movies as “Fetish World” and “Just Gone Gay 8.”

Gaysocialites.com  applauds Shawn Loftis for getting his job back.  It pays to fight for something one truly believes in and has a strong passion for.  Let us know what your opinion is on this case by leaving a comment.  Should what one did in his or her past truly matter if they are an amazing educator?  Show he or she even apologize for doing adult films in the first place?

 

Written by Christopher Dellea

Christopher Dellea

Christopher Dellea is the Associate Editor at GaySocialites.com When he is not Facebook sleuthing, he can be found at his second home: the theatre. Christopher is here for you so do not hesitate to email him or add him on Facebook. He loves feedback and new friends!



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