Will Atlanta open its first LGBT school?
Teachers in Atlanta are trying to raise funds to set up a school for LGBT students and their families.
Atlantan teachers are trying to set up a private school for LGBT students and those from LGBT families in the city.
The school, which will be called Pride School Atlanta, already has a location but organisers are still trying to find funding.
The mission is to provide a safe space for the school’s students while allowing them to be open about who they are. It will take students from ages 3 to 14 years old.
Organisers hope to keep tuition down to £7800 a year per student. The school already has a location in the city, it will be running from a local Presbyterian Church.
Christian Zsilavetz, who is one of the organisers, said: “I want a place where queer and trans families can bring their kids and not have to worry about being the token lesbian family or the token gay family.”
The school is planned to open this autumn. Organisers say they have joined the fight for the school because they have seen LGBT students struggle with schoolwork after facing homophobic bullying.
“It’s an intentional safe space for kids for youth who want to learn and not have to worry about homophobic remarks every day.”