This Friday is the Day of Silence; a student-led project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a national education organization that aims to create safe school environements for all LGBT students.
Thousands of high school and college students have pledged to participate in the Day of Silence by wearing t-shirts and stickers and passing out “speaking cards” that read:
“Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies in schools. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today. What are you going to do to end the silence?”
For more information on the Day of Silence, check out www.dayofsilence.org.