SILENCE IS POWER ON THIS DAY

On any other day, there’s nothing empowering about silence. On any other day, silence is a symbol for oppression, inaction or avoidance. “Silencing” is synonymous with shutting down or leaving behind. In the ’80s, silence equaled death. On every other day of the year, silence is forced upon LGBT people and their allies in their…

ANNUAL DAY OF SILENCE

Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday will participate in GLSEN’s (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 19th annual “Day of Silence” by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools. “The Day of Silence has grown into one of the…