The Heterosexual Questionnaire for Teachers

The Heterosexual Questionnaire (Rochlin, 1972) Cited in (Ollis 2010).

  • What do you think caused your heterosexuality?

  •  When and how did you decide you were a heterosexual?

  • Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?

  • Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex?

  • Why do heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into their lifestyle?

  • A disproportionate majority of child abusers are heterosexual. Do you consider it safe to expose children to heterosexual teachers?

Teachers- read and reflect on the questions. How would it feel having your private and professional life continually scrutinized/threatened because of your sexuality, due to offensive assumptions and stereotypes about it?

I think I’m going to add this activity to my homophobia training toolkit. #checkyourprivilege


Rochlin, M. 1972. The Masculine Heart PhD Thesis. University of Southern California, California:
Los Angeles.


OLLIS, D. (2010) ‘I haven’t changed bigots but …’: reflections on the impact of teacher professional learning in sexuality education. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning. 10(2). p. 217-230. Available from


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