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GSA Launches New Day of Silence Video
By Dylan Goodwin, Clinician – Pathways
The Day of Silence is a student-led national protest where individuals take a vow of silence to emphasize the silencing and social exclusion of LGBTQ people within schools and communities around the globe.
This protest was first observed in 1996, at the University of Virginia, created by two of the college's students. Since it's inception, the Day of Silence has been held every year in April, with a continuously growing number of participants. GLSEN (formerly the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) is a United States-based education organization that currently leads this protest on a global scale. GLSEN states that there are now more than 10,000 institutions registered as participants.
This will be the first year that the Day of Silence will not be held in schools or in person. Despite this years global pandemic, the Pathway's GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) continues to protest for equality in the face of any and all adversity.
For 2020, our GSA created this video to help promote social inclusion throughout the community and to spread love and awareness for the Day of Silence. Please share this video in hopes to shine light on ending the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools.
To watch the video, please click here.