I could relate hard to the Simon character, even though I’m straighter than a stick. All I wanted for him in the end was happiness.
“What do you take medicine for, Kaleb?” Everyone darted their eyes my way. “I have HIV.” I had swallowed all that stigma along with my pill.
“Moonlight” is beautifully shot and has a relatable, remarkable storyline. I won’t give away too much, but as the film emerges in three parts Chiron becomes more aware of his sexuality and the obstacles it can create.
“I definitely feel unsafe out in the world sometimes,” said 18-year-old Alpharetta resident Heath Goldmon. “[The shooting] has made me remember that safety isn’t guaranteed. Not anywhere.”
Christian Zsilavetz, co-founder of Pride School Atlanta and transgender male, feels as though LGBT identifying and gender nonconforming kids should be in a school environment where students are able to “be, learn, and grow.” Pride School Atlanta is a K-12, private school geared toward students and educators who want a safe and encouraging education academically and socially. This sounds like heaven for any student no matter how they sexually identify, but in the court of public opinion the school has received national coverage and criticism.