What do you think would happen if someone opened a school that was only for straight kids?
Breitbart – A private school, designed primarily for LGBT youth and teachers, is scheduled to open in September in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pride School Atlanta will serve K-12 LGBT students, as well as any students who feel “different” from others and do not feel supported in their regular school setting.
“Kids have full permission to be themselves — as well as educators,” said school founder and transgender teacher Christian Zsilavetz. “Where there’s no wondering, ‘Is this teacher going to be a person for me to be myself with?’ This is a place where they [students] can just open up and be the best person they can be.”
Zsilavetz, 45, said support for transgender teachers is often not provided by administrators in public schools.
“When [LGBT] kids can see you, when they know that they can come to you, they’re less likely to die (or be suicidal), for one,” Zsilavetz said. “They’re less likely to get pregnant, when they don’t really want to get pregnant. They’re less likely to get into drugs and alcohol and into depression.”
According to Yahoo.com, Pride School will first be housed in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta church when it opens next fall. Tuition will cost approximately $13,000 per student, with financial aid available.
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