Thursday, April 16, 2009

National Day of Silence

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will sponsor the 13th annual National Day of Silence tomorrow, April 17. Students from more than 8,000 middle schools, high school and colleges have registered as participants. Students will take some form of a vow of silence to protest and bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

Some students are staying silent tomorrow in honor of Carl Walker-Hoover, who committed suicide earlier this month after enduring months of anti-gay bullying and name-calling.

To learn more about the Day of Silence, visit the official website.

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