Day of Silence - April 16th, 2010 04/14/2010
On this Friday, April 16th, 2010 thousands of individuals, schools, and communities are participating in Day of Silence. This day is a nationally held event to bring attention to and create awareness for harrassment, violence, and bullying towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual people, as well as those assumed to be LGBTQQIA. By being silent, whether it is for an hour, just during school or lunch or work breaks, we can work together to fight against a problem that is very prominent in our school systems and occur on a daily basis and are often ignored by teachers, educators, and school officials.
Please check out http://www.dayofsilence.org to find out what YOU can do! As long as this problem is affecting even ONE person, it is affecting us ALL as a society, and it becomes your responsibility to prevent it.
A few other great organizations that are fighting this cause and promoting awareness are GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), The Trevor Project, and PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays).