Ed Team

Why We Are Silent Today

Filed By Ed Team | April 17, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Day of Silence, GLSEN

"Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence (DOS), a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by anti-LGBT bullying, name-calling and harassment.

I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward building awareness and making a commitment to address these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today."

--Suggested text for speaking cards handed out by students around the country today in honor of the 13th annual Day of Silence


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