Minnesota teacher Kristen Ostendorf is out of a job right now because she’s a lesbian. After 18 years at Totino-Grace High School, during which she kept her sexuality secret, the 43-year-old teacher came out last month in a workshop with her fellow teachers about how to make one’s mark in Catholic social justice. “I tried to figure out how I could encourage others to ‘make their mark’ if I was willing to be part of a community where I was required to hide and compromise and deny who I am,” she told the Minneapolis Post.
So, Ostendorf told her colleagues: “I’m gay, I’m in a relationship with a woman, and I’m happy.” Keep reading »
Congratulations, Thomas Lowe! You win the award for d-bag of the day, for charging a client you were having an affair with for time spent during the affair. According to reports, the Minnesota lawyer had sex with the client, who had ironically hired him to handle her divorce — and then billed her for “legal services” for the time. As a result, Lowe (pictured apparently enjoying a lovely day outdoors) has been barred from practicing law in Minnesota for a minimum of a year and three months. Keep reading »