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Students protest silently against anti-LGBT bullying

Students protest silently against anti-LGBT bullying

Avni Prasad

April 27, 2015

*Correction (May 1): Sophia Alegandre, president of GSA, is a senior  Students across campus arrived to school on April 24 with colorful pieces of tape across their mouths, many with signs around their necks with the simple phrase “Day of Silence.” A national event created by the Gay, Lesbian,...

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts ‘Day of Silence’

Participants wear a pink card illustrating their reasons for silence and support for the LGBT community in lieu of speaking. Photo by Howard Lee.

Howard Lee

April 29, 2012

On April 27, the Gay-Straight Alliance hosted a “Day of Silence” to raise awareness for the bullying faced by the LGBT community. The national event, which is held every year in April, is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Network. Participants took a vow of silence during the day, displaying a...