YOUTH VOICE: Day of Silence

By: Kelly Mulrooney

Every year on a Friday in April, students lead a movement to end harassment and oppression of LGBTQIA+ youth. The crusade for equality and awareness began in 1996 at the University of Virginia. Since then it has rapidly expanded; over 8,000 middle and high schools officially participate in this demonstration. Thousands of students from schools that do not formally acknowledge the day of silence vow to remain mute also, giving strength to their LGBTQIA+ peers. This Friday, April 17, is the LGBTQIA+ Day of Silence. Please help raise awareness about the persecution of LGBTQIA+ youth by pledging to be silent the whole day (or if you are unable due to your schools policies, do something creative to spread the word and start conversations about this amazing day!).

special thanks to: Coleman Evans, Cede Littlejohn, Ben Scott, Camille Kane, Claire Friou, Maggie Cashion and Reilly Jones :) <3

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