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 http://dayofsilence.org/legalhelp/ 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.