Tom Greene, a government and economics teacher at Chapel Hill High School, has started a network for LGBT educators, the Proud Apple Social Club. Both The Chapel Hill News and The Durham News published a story on the club on Wednesday.

According to the peice:

At the N.C. Pride Parade last year, Greene met other gay teachers and later decided to start the Proud Apple Social Club to give teachers who are gay, lesbian, biseual or transgender a chance to meet and to talk. There are 32 facebook members now, and 20 to 40 people show up for meetings.

“It’s been a fun way to meet other gay teachers in the area, and having that network is important,” said teacher Nick Winstead of Durham. “It has helped me to see just how much progress has been made in regards to gay teachers being able to be open and honest about their lives, while still being professionals.”

Read more at The Chapel Hill News or The Durham News.

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.