DAY OF SILENCE - 17th of April 2009
What the hell is it?
The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-Lesbian Gay Bi, Transgender and Intersex name-calling, bullying, abuse and harassment in schools. Each year with hundreds of thousands of students come together to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBTI behavior, by being silent for one whole day.
Staying silent for a day aims to create awareness about an issue that is often ignored. LGBTI bullying is real. And it often goes unreported. Harrassment and abuse can become a serious threat to an LGBTI person's every day life. You shouldn't have to live in fear because of who you are and who you love.
Participants take a day long vow of silence and give out or wear cards with information about anti-LGBT treatment and ways for others to help "end the silence." If you can't stay silent, you can simply talk about the issue with other people, and offer your support.