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Beaverton School District reaches agreement with Seth Stembaugh over dismissal

Seth Stambaugh

It was one of the biggest local LGBT stories of the year when student teacher Seth Stambaugh was let go from a position at a Beaverton elementary school for admitting to being gay. He was eventually reinstated to his position but it was unclear whether Stambaugh would pursue a lawsuit.

This week we got the answer when he reached a resolution with the Beaverton School District for […]

Beaverton student teacher alleges discriminatory firing for being gay

Seth Stambaugh. Photo by Leo Qin / Pioneer Log

In many places in the United States it is all to common to be fired for being gay. But here in Oregon we are used to non-discrimination policies and laws on the books. So it’s particularly shocking and disappointing to see student teacher fired from his position at Sexton Mountain Elementary in nearby Beaverton.

Lewis and Clark college graduate student […]