Today, stand together with hundreds of thousands of young people to support GLSEN's Day of Silence, honoring the many youth who have been hushed by unwarranted bullying.
Anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment most certainly fill the hallways of your local school, and recently the courts at Staples Center, too. At every high school in the country, someone is bullied for being LGBTQ and often left with no recourse for fear of being ostracized further, bullied more or, even worse, beat up. When a celebrity like Kobe Bryant lashes out publicly using a word like "f****t," the LGBTQ community, and its advocates, rightfully cringe. But spewing hate back is never the answer.
For the last three years, GLSEN has staged a Day of Silence so that LGBTQ students and their straight advocates can make a loud statement about the okayness of gayness. Some will wear bandanas or duct tape over their mouths, and others will respond only in writing to show that bullying will not be tolerated. Just think about it...if no one speaks, haters will hear the message loud and clear--bullying is not OK.
So, today, will you speak up by keeping quiet? Get registered.