Day of Silence – April 15, 2011

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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