Gay and lesbian catholic elementary school teachers by edmundo f. litton. Catholic school years are on a yearly contract, and a teacher can face dismissal at the end of the time stipulated in a contract, which directs teachers to live their lives according to the moral teachings of the. Despite this lack of job security, many gay/lesbian teachers continue to choose to work in catholic schools. Fear that all their contributions will be forgotten as soon as their sexual orientation is discovered. The majority of gay and lesbian teachers must remain in the closet if they wish to continue working in schools. Prejudice and discrimination against homosexuals in schools is often a reflection of the prejudice that exists in society as a whole. Gay and lesbian catholic teachers are employees of the catholic church. They are required to teach using church doctrine as a guideline.