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School for LGBT youth called first of its kind in Georgia

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 11:33:06-05

ATLANTA (AP) - A first-of-its-kind private school in Georgia aimed at attracting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and teachers is being established in Atlanta for students who feel bullied or not accepted in traditional schools.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Pride School Atlanta is a k-12 institution designed to be an alternative for LGBT students.

Pride School founder Christian Zsilavetz says the school is open to any student who believes they're not getting the support they need for "being different.

The newspaper reports that the Pride School Atlanta is part of a small but growing group of schools popping up nationally geared toward educating LGBT youth, who feel disenfranchised from public education.