Today is National Day of Silence. No, you are not being forced to stay silent because your friend jinxed you. Day of Silence is a way for people to protest the bullying and harassment of LGBT teens. These 11 teens brought National Day of Silence and other creative ideas to their communities and you can too.
Member Moneymatters11. Why celebrate just one day? The school created a week-long anti-bullying campaign. This consisted of an anti-bullying workshop, handing out anti-bullying brochures, a talent show, and a Day of Silence T-shirt and wristband sale.
Member Aiashleymarie. Aside from participating in Day of Silence, this member put up posters to ban offensive homosexual terms in school.
Member SawyerP. SawyerP's high school brought awareness to the LGBT community by using their student-run news show, Friday Show, to spread awareness of equal rights.
Member Pricilla V. During the school's "Break the Silence" rally, Priscilla V. and other students recited Martin Luther King Jr. quotes and told stories of victims who were harassed because of their sexual orientation.
Member DannyRobinson. This member created a mixer with other gay, straight alliance clubs. In total, eight gay, straight allience clubs from other schools attended the dance. This effort comforted gay students and helped raise money for their annual Day of Silence festivities.
Member DeemaS. This teen convinced as many students as possible to go silent for the day to enforce the idea that silence is louder than a riot.
Chillicothe High School. The school was recognized at the GLSEN respect awards for their support in the "Think Before You Speak" campaign. They also hosted a "Mix it Up" day where they introduced LGBT topics.
Member WinkWink. This member presented videos and real life interviews to fellow students about teens who were bullied and how it affected their lives.
Mountain View High School. Students made school a safer and happier environment for LGBT youth by spreading awareness, organizing a Day of Silence and having AIDS awareness week.