In Atlanta, Ga., a small and dedicated group of organizers is busily creating the city’s first and only private school especially for gay — or lesbian, or bisexual or transgender — kids as young as pre-kindergarten.
The full-time school will be called Pride School Atlanta, local NBC affiliate WXIA reports.
Organizers are still trying to raise sufficient funds, but they hope to open the school’s doors in the fall of 2015. Tuition is projected to be $12,000 per year for each student.
“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,” Christian Zsilavetz, a chief founder, said,according to Pink News.
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Zsilavetz explained that he believes Atlanta needs a school where gay students are segregated from the general student population because too many children are bullied and taunted for their sexual preferences.
“It’s an intentional safe space for kids for youth who want to learn and not have to worry about homophobic remarks every day,” Zsilavetz said, according to WXIA.