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Claim: A "day of silence" protesting the harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students is scheduled for
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2008]
Origins: Friday, 25 April 2008, has been designated as the day for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN)
Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies in schools. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today. What are you going to do to end the silence?This
Since 2005, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a Christian legal group, has sponsored a counter-protest called the Day of Truth in order to "counter the promotion of the homosexual agenda and express an opposing viewpoint from a Christian perspective." This year's Day of Truth is scheduled for
I'm speaking the Truth to break the silence.Additional information:
True tolerance means that people with differing — even opposing — viewpoints can freely exchange ideas and respectfully listen to each other.
It's time for an honest conversation about homosexuality.
There's freedom to change if you want to.
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