On April 16th, 2010, the National Day of Silence was observed across the United States. Hundreds of thousands of students nationwide took a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools. Members of the media, bloggers, and on-air personalities across the nation joined the event, sponsored nationally by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.
Coincidentally, OGM chose April 16th as its launch day. Oops, my bad. In all seriousness, this is a great idea for a great cause. Nearly 9 out of 10 gay youths report being verbally abused at their schools and 3 out of 5 say they don’t feel safe. To learn more about the National Day of Silence visit http://www.dayofsilence.org/index.cfm.