The Day of Silence is today (April 27) so we call on students and others to join together and show support for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community which includes your friends and family members.
What is Day of Silence and its purpose?
The Day of Silence is a national student-led day created to show support for LGBT members of our community. Often, LGBT students feel they are forced to be silent about who they really are, and this is something we want to help change. We want to show the community that every individual is valued and has the right to be their own true self.
How did it start?
In 1996, students at University of Virginia organized the first “Day of Silence” as a project and non-violent protest. The “Day of Silence” officially became a national event in 1997, when over 100 schools took part. In 2001 the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) took over as an official sponsor for the event.
What you can do?
- Sign up and get an event sticker which will allow you to keep silent without feeling awkward.
- Participate in the “Day of Silence”.
- After the event “break the silence”, you will have a chance to share your experiences with others.
Where can you sign up?
In your Advisory and the Dean’s Office