Day of Silence 2012

Today is the 17th annual Day of Silence. Started by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network a.k.a the GLSEN – it is the annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their allies. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters.

If you encounter any resistance to your participation in Day of Silence, go to to report it.

If you’re unsure about whether or not you’ll participate in Day of Silence, the GLSEN wants you to participate in whatever way feels right for you: not talking at all, remaining silent for a portion of a day, or using your voice to raise awareness of the bullying & harassment LGBT students face.