Open Thread Thursday: Day of Silence

From Wikipedia: (Day of Silence)

The Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters.

The Day of Silence has been held each year in April since 1996. The 2010 Day of Silence was held on April 16; this year’s will be on April 15.[1]

This is our Open Thread for this Thursday. Feel free to talk about whatever strikes your fancy.

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2 Responses to Open Thread Thursday: Day of Silence

  1. Skatha says:

    I have to say, as a Lesbian, I feel extra-ordinarily blessed to be surrounded by friends who accept me for who I am, not what I am. Even the one friend I have who disagrees with homosexuality has remained my friend for two years now because I’m not an in-your-face kind of person. We have a mutual respect for one another and our friendship works. But then I look at the bigger picture and wonder why it can’t be that way across the board. That’s a fantasy that will never come true.

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    • WonderGoon says:

      But then I look at the bigger picture and wonder why it can’t be that way across the board. That’s a fantasy that will never come true.”

      I think it will, Skatha. It may not happen right away, but, eventually, being gay, lesbian, bisexual or even transgendered will be a non-issue in our society and culture. My main concern is living long enough to see that day.

      Thanks for commenting.

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