Day of Silence – April 15, 2011

LGBTQ teen suicide & bullying are epidemic in America. Day of Silence is coordinated nationally by GLSEN. This is a day in which students from around the country take a vow of silence to bring attention to homophobic, anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender name-calling, bullying & harassment faced in schools by students, teachers & other school staff.

According to statistics provided by GLSEN:
More than 85 percent of LGBTQ students have been verbally harassed

Nearly 20 percent of LGBTQ students were physically assaulted by their peers @ school…

Almost 40 percent of LGBTQ students reported that faculty & staff never intervene when homophobic language is used in their presence…

Nearly 30 percent of LGBTQ students reported missing at least one entire school day because they felt unsafe

It Gets Better Book Event at Town Hall – March 29

It Gets BetterLiz Jones, KUOW, interviews Dan Savage and Terry Miller about “It Gets Better” and their new book, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living. 7:30 pm at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. $5 tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006. Reception tickets ($100) before the program, includes a copy of the book and funds the website.

PFLAG and other LGBTQ organizations will be there tabling in support of Dan and Terry’s book and continued efforts to combat bullying.

Equality Day WA

Equality Day – March 22, 2011

Equality Day WA
Join us in Olympia on March 22nd as we lobby in support of the above bills, educate legislators about the importance of marriage equality, and discuss the importance of preserving the HIV/AIDS budget and other critical services during the economic crisis. The state faces an unprecedented budget shortfall and this threatens the safety net upon which many LGBT individuals and families and vulnerable populations rely.
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