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National Day of Silence

13 Ways to Create Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBATQQI People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly "coming out of the closet."

Preventing a Mob

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

In the wake of a violent attack, it is easy to target minorities for group blame. With sufficient provocation, any crowd might turn into a mob.

For LGBT Youth, The UN Can Be MVP

Hudson Taylor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Would Jesus Be Gay For A Day?

Brandon Ambrosino | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Brandon Ambrosino

Today has been declared a National Day of Silence in honor of the many LGBT students that are bullied into silence regarding their sexuality. There is something very powerful about choosing to identify with someone different.

Why I Try And Fail To Support The Day Of Silence

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

Bullying and Harassment -- Our Children Do Not Forget

Wayne Maines | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

We need to demand real change in our schools and in our communities.

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.

Lila Shapiro

Student Sues School Over 'Jesus Is Not A Homophobe' T-Shirt | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Maverick Couch, a gay 16-year-old high school student in southwest Ohio, is suing his school district after the principal prohibited him from wearing ...

PHOTOS: GLSEN's Fashion Lounge Draws Celebrities, Raises Awareness About Anti-LGBT Bullying

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

GLSEN, The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all studen...

National Day of Silence, LGBT: Watch LANCE BASS Speak Out

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lance Bass of *NSYNC talks about the importance of GLSEN's National Day of Silence in this public service announcement, leading up to the Day of Silen...