You assume that myself and badger girl are not black, gay, lesbian, transgendered or bisexual, neither are any SLT and neither are any DH's or HT's. So you've been to all of them and all they talk about is discrimination? I would imagine that a fair amount of their time at a teaching conference is spent talking about teaching. The UK is not all like the village in Misommer Murders. As badgergirl has said, those unions exist because those people are teaching. Yet according to you, they are unlikely to get employment. Plenty of white, heterosexual people bring cases against their workplace. It's then called bullying rather than discrimination. Please don't start being ridiculous again. Of course discrimination exists, but it isn't on every single interview panel as you seem to like to suggest.