Students participate in Day of Silence to bring attention to LGBTQ+ discrimination

Held every year since 1997, the National Day of Silence brings awareness to hate that LGBTQ+ youth experience; the silence represents the silencing of their voices

DJ Gallegos and Arizona Lee

Navigate Left
Navigate Right
  • The National Day of Silence is on the second Friday of each April.

  • Isaac Weldon (‘22) said, in his perspective, the purpose of the Day of Silence is to “make people more mindful” of bullying, discrimination, and hate.

  • “There’s a lot of people that don’t know about it,” shared Elijah Brady (‘23). He said the Day of Silence is a way to recognize and fight against the targeted bullying of LGBTQ+ students.

  • “The silence [of this day] is loud,” said Tyler Porter (‘23). He said it represents “the [LGBTQ+] people who are forced to stay silent [be]cause of discrimination”.

  • The National Day of Silence brings awareness to the challenges members of the LGBTQ+ community have faced and continue to face.

  • The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) noted that “public schools often lead the way for the broader society in modeling inclusiveness and pluralism”.

  • In the U.S., students can take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBTQ+ students.

Navigate Left
Navigate Right