A lesbian teacher in Texas is considering quitting her job over the state’s transgender law.
Lori Riddle is the third teacher to quit since the law took effect in June.
Riddle, an educator in Dallas, was the first teacher to announce her resignation on Twitter in July, saying she would leave the teaching profession because the law does not protect her.
The Dallas Morning News reported that her first tweet was a message to parents asking them to support her transition, and her second said that the law will harm her career.
In a blog post on Medium in September, Riddle said she had been trying to quit for more than a year.
“I’ve been struggling for the past two months,” she wrote.
“It’s been a very tough couple of years for me, both emotionally and professionally.
I’ve felt the impact of the legislation as I’ve been in a classroom for almost a decade.
I am very sad that the new law that took effect on June 2nd is going to hurt me and my students the most.”
In her first Facebook post on July 23, Riddell said that she was “proud to be my true self, but I cannot continue in this role.”
Riddle said in her blog post that she hoped to continue teaching at a secondary school in a school district that allows transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
She also said she hoped that her students would be able to understand her experience.
The Texas Education Agency said in a statement that the district was aware of Riddle’s post and that she would be reassigned to a new position within the district.
Riddell’s post said that it was not her intention to make anyone uncomfortable or offend anyone, but to help students understand the impact the law has had on her.
“The fact that this law is on the books does not change the reality of our students and families.
I’m sure many of them are very upset and concerned,” Riddle wrote.