April 17, 2010
>Break the Silence!
>Congratulations to all of you on a hugely successful Day of Silence! Hundreds of thousands of people across the country and around the world participated in the Day to bring awareness to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.
By now you’ve likely Broken the Silence, and begun to speak about your participation in the Day, your experiences with anti-LGBT bullying and the importance of making all schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Keep the conversation going! The Day of Silence is the first step towards a deeper dialogue amongst members of your community about how to improve your school’s climate for LGBT and all students.
While we know that this year’s Day of Silence was the largest ever, we want to be able to show it! Please make sure you registered your participation by clicking on THIS LINK. By registering we can help show others the impact of this action.
We’d love to hear your stories about your participation–the ups , the downs, and everything in between. What did you do to end the silence? Tell us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you feel you were denied your right to participate in the Day of Silence or if you faced strong opposition from your school, please contact the Lambda Legal Help Desk, 212-809-8585 or 866-542-8336.
Stay tuned to the Day of Silence Blog, the Day of Silence Facebook Page and the @DayofSilence on Twitter for ideas on how to take the next step to make your school a more respectful and supportive place for all students.
Thank you all for your hard work, and congratulations on taking a stand!