Friday, April 17, 2009

Day of Silence

About today:

The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Each year the event has grown, now with hundreds of thousands of students coming together to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior.

Yet another reason to support action on this problem - 11 year old Carl Walker-Hoover killed himself on April 6th after anti-gay bullying in his school. Gay or not, anti-gay words are used to bully students in schools where they should be safe to learn. Teachers have the responsibility to do something about this. Please allow participating students to remain silent and consider speaking up yourself.

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