Middle School Students Organize Day of Silence
Because students who are targeted for anti-gay or anti-transgender bullying often do not identify as LGBT, the Day of Silence represents a peaceful protest of a problem that affects all students no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Typically, on the Day of Silence, rather than speaking, participants hand out “speaking cards” explaining their reasons for remaining silent throughout the day. On April 20, some Lakeside Middle School students will be taking a vow of silence to represent the silence faced by LGBT people and their allies. Faculty will structure class lessons to accommodate those students who choose not to speak on that day.