Pride School Atlanta looks to be region’s first LGBT school

Pride School Atlanta’s goal is to create the region’s first K-12 nonprofit school for LGBTQQIA educators, students and families, and they’re having a potluck dinner this Saturday, Feb. 7 at Saint Mark United Methodist Church to keep momentum going in hopes of opening up in time for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The school is the brainchild of Christian Zsilavetz, 44, who is transgender and has over 20 years of teaching experience, and is certified by GLSEN to do LGBT training.

Pride School founder Christian Zsilavetz. (file photo)
Pride School founder Christian Zsilavetz. (file photo)

Saturday’s event will include a potluck dinner, an update on Pride School’s progress, a panel of local LGBTQQIA community members, music, a silent auction and raffle. Zsilavetz says the event is being held at Saint Mark’s because there’s a “great chance” that will be their permanent home.

Zsilavetz also says donations are welcome for the silent auction and raffle and that they are currently looking for board members. The GA Voice first reported on Pride School last August so click here for more info on the school.

Pride School Atlanta’s Primero Perennial Potluck Panels Piano & PrideSwag!
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saint Mark United Methodist Church