LGBTQQIAA Students In Atlanta To Get Their Own Private School
In Atlanta, LGBTQQIAA students are getting their own little "safe space" in a new school called Pride School Atlanta. As noted by the Daily Caller, the school is run by Executive Director, Christian Zsilavetz who used to be a "heterosexual cisgender woman" but is now a "queer-identified transman" with a wife and 2 kids, 1 of which is "gender fluid." A lot of parents have historically tended to rely on educational resumes in selecting teachers for their children but we guess this is useful information as well. Per Christian's bio on the school's website:
He is a formerly heterosexual cisgender woman who is now a queer-identified transman (male pronouns, FTM) with a wife and 2 wee ones, one of whom is gender fluid. A GLSEN-Certified Education Trainer, he has been providing cultural competency and personal growth workshops and panels for/by/with educators, corporations, community organizations, youth and families since he came out as queer in 1998. He is passionate about creating spaces where everyone is welcome, everyone can work, and everyone can learn, regardless of gender identity, gender expression or affectional preference.
For those of you, like us, who aren't up on all the latest acronyms, the school's website defines LGBTQQIAA as “Lesbian, Gay, Bi-attracted, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally." Not to be exclusive, the school's discrimination policy makes clear that it's open to everyone:
PRIDE SCHOOL ATLANTA admits students of any race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, affectional preference, sexual orientation, marital or relationship status, gender identity or gender expression to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
That said, we did note that economically-challenged students are not specifically called out above and with an annual tuition $13,500 per student we assume this is a message that poor people should probably inquire elsewhere.