Covenant Christian Academy
Devin Bryant lives in Colleyville, TX. He identifies as queer. He has been a very engaged student, participating at school as an athlete in cross county and track, playing basketball, and performing in school musicals.
Devin attended Covenant Christian Academy as a pre-K student and continued until August 2020, when he was expelled. After coming out as queer during his junior year, he met with school administrators repeatedly, who said it was their priority to keep him in school. They asked him to not disclose his sexual orientation publicly and to refrain from dating in and out of school. When a new Headmaster joined before Devin’s senior year, he reversed the decision of the Head of the high school and Dean of Students and expelled Devin.
Following the expulsion the Headmaster sent a letter to the entire Covenant Christian Academy community detailing what happened to Devin and saying, “CCA has a duty to all current parents and children of our community as well as any alumni, alumni parents and future families seeking a solid Christian education. That includes any other young people who are choosing to align themselves with Scripture while struggling with same sex-attraction and especially our elementary age children who have been impacted.” Devin viewed this as a way to humiliate and shame him, and threaten other LGBTQ+ students.
Devin is raising his voice to protect all LGBTQ+ students at religiously affiliated schools across the country.