I along with thousands of other students will spend tomorrow silent in support of LGBTQ students in demonstration against the "...silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools."
I invite everyone to stand with me on this.
The Day of Silence's purpose is to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment and effective responses. The goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. In a Harris Interactive study on bullying, students said two of the top three reasons students are harassed in school are actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression. Additionally, nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school. Students across the country participate in the Day of Silence to bring attention to this problem, let students who experience such bullying know that they are not alone and ask schools to take action to address the problem.
Please support this, take note of it tomorrow, and consider being silent in any way you can.
Hundreds of thousands of students of all beliefs, backgrounds and sexual orientations participate in the Day of Silence
You DO NOT have to have a certain sexual preference to participate. Anyone may. Like me, I am straight, but support this just as much as anyone else.
Make this part of your day: Set this as your avatar for the day like I did!
NOTE: I will not tolerate ANY hate speech of any kind. If you feel so inclined to comment hatefully, I will hide your comment(s) and report you as this is a violation of the Etiquette police on deviantART "In addition we ask that our members avoid making offensive remarks based on gender or sexual preference" (deviantART Etiquette Policy)
More Information: DayOfSilence.org