Students may have noticed the school quieter and many students wearing matching red shirts Friday, April 20. Well it isn’t a coincidence; it is students showing their support of victims who are bullied due to sexual orientation.
It is known as “Day of Silence” and it takes part throughout hundreds of high schools across
So why silence? Shouldn’t you speak out about it instead of remaining silent?
Senior and Gay Straight Alliance member Emma Pierce said “There are people whose real voices are silent everyday, because they’re afraid of harsh treatment and judgment.”
Students are encouraged to remain silent for the day to show support of those who are the voiceless in fear.
But there is more you can do 365 days a year to help support the cause.
“Stop using negative words about sexual orientation or making jokes about it,” Pierce said.
Part of the way to end bullying about sexual orientation is to stop putting such a negative tone on our words.