Get On the Bus
LGBTQIA Resource Center Tour Tour Provides Fun, Informative Way to Meet Community Leaders
Beki Grinter (left) and Ann Gerondelis (right) at Charis Books and More.
Everyone looked surprised when the private charter coach pulled up to the curb on Ferst Drive. For one thing, it was massive, with more than enough room for the 28 or so Tech employees waiting to board. For another, it was emblazoned with larger-than-life photos of Atlanta Braves players and Fox Sports logos.
It’s not the means of transportation anyone would have imagined for the Queer Atlanta Bus Tour. But its sheer unexpectedness was part of the fun.
The bus tour was session four of a five-part course for Georgia Tech employees, sponsored by the LGBTQIA Resource Center, called Level Up 2. The center first offered the tour to students in 2015 and, based on the interest she was hearing among faculty and staff, director Aby Parsons decided to incorporate it into this semester’s Level Up curriculum.