Community Calls for Gay-Centric High School
There are calls from Toronto's gay community to develop a high school that caters to gay teenagers.
The organizer of a community forum taking place Wednesday evening, claims he's been working with the TDSB to gain support of its board members.
20 year old Fan Wu, who is also a former TDSB student trustee is partially organizing the event at the 519 Community Centre on Church Street, according to the news site, Xtra.
The idea consists of a school for grades 9 through 12 that would provide an education of gay-centric subjects such as gender and sexual diversity, as well as just encouraging teenagers to be open about it.
The Sun spoke to Shari Schwartz-Maltz, a spokesperson for the TDSB, who says this would be a proposal that would be considered just like any other by the board. Adding that it would need plenty interest and also meet TDSB requirements. She does make sure to add that the TDSB is not involved with the community forum on Wednesday evening.
Some are criticizing the idea of a gay-centric school because it would only segregate students. On the flip-side, there are those who feel this would provide a safe and open community for teens who are gay, to learn in.