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Observing Day of Silence on Instagram

For more from the 19th annual National Day of Silence, browse the #dayofsilence hashtag and visit the GLSEN website.

Friday marked the 19th Annual Day of Silence, a movement in schools and universities to call attention to the issue of LGBT bullying and harassment among youth.

Organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the day is marked by teens spending the day in silence as a symbol of the “silencing effect of anti-LGBT bias and behavior.” The organization estimates that hundreds of thousands of LGBT and allied students at more than 8,000 schools participated in the event this year, many wearing shirts, stickers or pins to explain their reason for silence.

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if you’re in the lgbtqa+ community and you can’t participate in the day of silence due to school, work, family, or fear of people asking questions/harassing you:

  • pls do not feel guilty! it is not your fault.
  • not being able to participate is a form of silencing!
  • this day is meant to support you, not make you feel bad
  • your identity is still important and valid, you are still part of things!

(psst if you are participating, pls de-stickify duct tape on a piece of cloth before putting it over your mouth!)

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The Day Of Silence - Ask A Pan Ep. 4 

Today is a day of reflection and education. Support the LGBTQ+ Community by supporting the Day of Silence! I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it. 

Upcoming: National Day of Silence 2012

April 20.

For some, its a remembrance of the tragedy that took 13 lives which occurred at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado in 1999. For others, its a day dedicated to cannabis, or marijuana. But for hundreds of thousands of students across the nation, and myself, April 20 holds another meaning. On that day, those students will remain silent in support of their LGBT peers who are silenced due to harassment day after day.

That day, is the 2012 GLSEN National Day of Silence.

The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students take some form of a vow of silence, whether it’s an hour or 24 hours, to call attention to the silencing effect that occurs day by day in schools where anti-LGBT bullying and harassment is prominent.

Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.

For more information, you can check out the website for the National Day of Silence, at www.dayofsilence.org. From there, you can also order gear such as t-shirts, stickers, buttons, and posters to prepare yourself for the DoS, as well as registering yourself for the date, so you’re counted.

What are YOU going to do to end the silence?

Penn. High School Students Hold Peaceful Protest Against Hateful 'Anti-Gay Day' (IMAGES/VIDEO)

Penn. High School Students Hold Peaceful Protest Against Hateful ‘Anti-Gay Day’ (IMAGES/VIDEO)

Many students at McGuffey High School in Claysville Pennsylvania participated in the Day of Silence, an annual national event that focuses on ending the silence surrounding intimidation, harassment, and bullying in of LGBTQ and allied youth in America’s schools. The event is a project of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization which works to make America’s K-12…

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GLSEN day of silence is today! shut ya mouths and show your support for LGBTQIA+ kids everywhere. also, pardon the smudges on my mirror.