A national day created by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) was created on behalf of a fight against LGBT victims. Many students around the country, and even the world, have dedicated themselves to support this cause.
As a right of all students in the country, many stand up in the fight against bullying. A specific type of bullying is dedicated to April 17 as the national Day of Silence.
According to dayofsilence.org, “GLSEN’s Day of Silence is a national 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.
Many students at SMFHS have already taken this vow to be silent. They will carry a card that explains to everyone around them that they are participating.
According to nctsn.org, “The Day of Silence is a student effort to protest harassment, discrimination and hate. Participating students, led by GLSEN, will hand out cards that read the following: ‘Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies in schools. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by harassment, prejudice and discrimination. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today. What are you going to do to end the silence?'”
Although many people have seen the effects of bullying towards LGBT victims, not many students rise to support them. This day was created for students who have went through troubles based on their opinions and sexual orientation.
According to dayofsilence.org this specific day was originally founded in 1996, and, “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.”
For the fight against bullying towards LGBT students register or learn more now about the cause and visit dayofsilence.org.
Photo Source: dayofsilence.org