‘Day of Silence’ in Schools Brings Unity, Controversy
Protest supporting gay students upsets some religious groups.
For a protest based on quiet symbolism, the Day of Silence in schools generates a lot of conversation.
The annual event is meant as a show of support by students and teachers for gay young people. Participants remain silent throughout the school day, and some wear T-shirts or buttons with messages about gay rights or against bullying.
This year’s Day of Silence, the 12th annual event sponsored nationally in K-12 schools by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, is set...
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