City schools are coming out of the closet. On Tuesday night more than 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, their families and supporters will take over the city Education Department headquarters at Tweed Courthouse in the city schools’ first-ever LGBT Pride celebration.

The invite-only party caps off a breakthrough year in which a series of firsts made schools a better place for LGBT kids and those around them. Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña called this school year — which ends June 28 — a game-changer for city LGBT students. READ MORE