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Atlanta's ''Pride School' aims to create homophobia, transphobia free zone

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It’s the first week of school at a brand new school in metro Atlanta named Pride School. 

It’s a school tailored to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students and it’s the first school of its kind in our area.

“The mission of our school is to create a school that is free of homophobia and transphobia,” said school founder Christian Zsilavetz.

He said it provides a safe place for LGBTQ kids to focus on their education. The school is open to students in elementary through high school.

Students are also allow to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.

Some in gay community caution against potential for segregation

Some leaders in the gay community say they support the school but stress it shouldn’t be the answer to issues LGBTQ students face at the public school level.

“So what we don’t want is for people to view Pride School as a place to ship kids off so that the mainstream society doesn’t have to deal with them anymore. We don’t want people thinking that the solution to LGBTQ equality is segregation,” said Emily Brown with Georgia Equality.

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