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April 19, 2012

Reminder: April 20th Is The National Day Of Silence

GLSEN Is Fighting For Our Kids

Tomorrow is the National Day of Silence, which started in 1996, to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in our schools.

According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) website:

The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

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.

I applaud the efforts of GLSEN, and hope that school administrators allow their students to speak up and speak out.

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