Today is The Day of Silence.....(Video)
Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). A day
in which students from around the country take a vow of
silence to bring attention to the anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual
& transgender name-calling, bullying & harassment faced
in schools by students, teachers & other school staff.
Over 500,000 students from nearly 6,500 junior high &
high schools in all 50 states & Puerto Rico have participated
over the years.
According to statistics provided by GLSEN:
More than 85 percent of LGBT students have been verbally harassed...
Nearly 20 percent of LGBT students were physically assaulted by their
peers @ school...
Almost 40 percent of LGBT students reported that faculty & staff
never intervene when homophobic language is used in their presence...
entire school day because they felt unsafe...