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Day of Silence

For LGBT Youth, The UN Can Be MVP

Hudson Taylor | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Hudson Taylor

The United Nations offers a crucial platform for raising awareness about anti-LGBT bullying and exchanging best practices to counteract the problem. Similarly, sports, with their exceptional capacity to straddle varying belief systems, serve as a universal language for communicating this message.

Why I Try And Fail To Support The Day Of Silence

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

LGBT students are being harassed, targeted and bullied at staggering rates. We must take our outrage at the plight of these youth, muster up our desire for change, place ourselves in front of the educational powers that be, look them in the eye and... be silent?

WATCH: Right-Wing Myths About 'Day Of Silence' For LGBT Youth Debunked

Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has hit back at conservative criticism of their annual "Day of Silence," which was established...

Teen's Pro-Gay 'Day Of Silence' Fight Could Land High School In Court

Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A Florida-based teen has reportedly filed legal action against her high school after she was suspended after defying administrators and participating ...

'Day Of Silence' Draws Record Number Of Participants, Celebrity Support

Posted 04.20.2012 | Gay Voices

Despite some fierce opposition, the "Day of Silence" is off to a record-breaking start. Organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network...

Stepping Out of the Silence

Chelsea Shamy | Posted 06.20.2012 | Teen
Chelsea Shamy

LGBT individuals should not have to silence themselves out of fear. Everyone should be able to be loud and proud about who they are without consequence.

I Participate in Day of Silence as an Act of Faith

Hannah Kreider | Posted 06.20.2012 | Teen
Hannah Kreider

I see my participation in the Day of Silence as an act of my Christian faith. My participation is guided by my favorite verse, Colossians 3:14, which reads, "But most of all, let love guide your life."

Why I Participate in the Day of Silence

Sam Harman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Teen
Sam Harman

I've gone through a process to understand and accept myself for who I am. First, I came out as a lesbian and later I came out as a trans guy.

'Day Of Silence' Likened To Child Abuse, Brainwashing, Acceptance Of Nazis By Critics

Posted 04.19.2012 | Gay Voices

A number of rightwing groups plan to combat a youth-run lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event held in schools across the country with a ...

WATCH: 10-Year-Old Filmmaker Has Inspiring Message

Posted 04.09.2012 | Los Angeles

10-year-old Gerry Orz is living proof of the mantra, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." He has been bullied in school for being "too tall, ga...

On Anti-Bullying 'Day of Silence,' the Religious Right Cheers on the Bullies

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The religious right's efforts to boycott and counteract an anti-bullying day of silence shows the staggering extent of its campaign to prevent the recognition and acceptance of gay people in all parts of society.

Judge: Teen Can Wear Anti-Gay Shirt To School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2006, Naperville's Neuqua Valley High School allowed students to participate in a nationwide "Day of Silence," which promotes tolerance of the gay ...

Focus On The Family Picks Up Sponsorship Of Event Challenging Homosexuality

cnn.com | Dan Gilgoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A major Christian group will take over an annual event that challenges homosexuality, weeks after the event's main Christian sponsor pulled support fo...

National Christian Group Pulls Support For Anti-Gay Event, Calls For 'Tolerance'

CNN | Dan Gilgoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A national Christian organization will stop sponsoring an annual event that encourages school students to "counter the promotion of homosexual behavio...