A Day of Silence

In observance of the Day of Silence, this blog will be silent Friday, April 25, 2008.
Today is the 12th annual Day of Silence, and today is dedicated to Lawrence King:

“Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence (DOS), a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment. This year’s DOS is held in memory of Lawrence King, a 15 year-old student who was killed in school because of his sexual orientation and gender expression. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward building awareness and making a commitment to address these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today.”

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  1. I too will mark this day for future DOS. And to think, I do not think it is a hate crime if one commits such an act. I still remember Matt Shephard.

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