Friday, April 21, 2017

Break the silence

“Silence is Ours” is the theme of this year’s “Day of Silence”, organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Student Education Network, also known as GLSEN.

The worldwide event aimed at raising awareness of name-calling, bullying and harassment of LGBT youth is taking place at 8,000 middle and high schools across America, where students will speak as little as possible, or not at all, all day, to symbolize the silencing of LGBT voices through hate.

This specific theme, according to organizers, is to reclaim this silence “shifting it from something forced upon LGBT students to a strategic tool they use to advocate for safe and affirming schools”.

Thousands of American students have participated today April 21 in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the name-calling, bullying and harassment experienced by LGBT youth in schools.

What will you do to end the silence?

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