Friday, April 25, 2008

April 25: Day of Silence

Congrats to the organizers of today's Day of Silence, which brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. This year’s event is held in memory of Lawrence King, a California 8th-grader who was shot and killed Feb. 12 this year by a classmate because of his sexual orientation and gender expression.

My friend and fellow blogger Montreal Simon writes eloquently about the issue today.

1 comment:

Simon said...

Hi Matt... Thanks for the link and for helping to spread the word about the Day of Silence.
It's a beautiful idea because it gets kids thinking about how bullied children feel not being able to speak well as giving gay and straight kids a chance to send out a powerful message of tolerance.
The bad news was the bigots came out from under their rocks.
The good news was the kids were better than them...and the day was a huge success.
It's sad that we have to have a day like that...but it sure lifted my spirits !! :)