Featured Video: “The Day of Silence – 2012 (A Message from CCA GSA)”
Check out one of the featured videos from the “What Does the Day of Silence Mean to You?” call for submissions. This video was submitted by Alexander P. of San Diego, CA.
Here is what Alexander had to say about his video:
Why I myself am not a member of the LGBT community, I am friends with a lot of people who are. Many of these people are my closest friends and are dear to me. It would hurt me to see them be insulted in ways I’ve never really been attacked and pressured into the silence the Day of Silence tries to make others aware of. As a student filmmaker, I decided to pick up my camera and share the words of my fellow GSA club members to help bring awareness to the issues of harassment to LGBT youth. Always being a bit “different”, I’ve tended to make the short films and music I create to be a little off and a bit odd. I’ve always thought weirdness is a virtue. Some people see me as being weird for trying to be nicer to people. But being under the label of LGBT doesn’t really make you different, in my opinion it’s how you treat people and the world around you that does.
“The Day of Silence- 2012 (A Message from CCA GSA)”
Thanks, Alexander and the CCA GSA! What an awesome video!
Juliann DiNicola is a part of the Community Initiatives department at GLSEN- the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network. Before working for GLSEN, Juliann was an educator with Girls Inc. and is an AmeriCorps alumni. Juliann studied Social Science Education and History at the University of Central Florida. She enjoys FRIENDS re-runs and cereal.