Friday, April 17, 2009

Day of Silence

Today is the National Day of Silence. On my college campus people wore duct tape over their mouths to bring to light LGBTI harassment and subsequent silence faced by members of this community.

This year's event was in memory of Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover who hanged himself after being taunted for being gay, even though he did not identify as homosexual. He would have been 12 years old today.

Although I did not participate in the Day of Silence, my heart goes out to those in the LGBTI community, especially on my college campus after recent events (which I will detail in a few weeks after everything has been decided conclusively).

Did you participate?

2 comments:

Michael said...

http://www.dayoftruth.org/main/default.aspx

This site is for the "Day of Truth," a counter-"protest" that encourages Christians to express their opinions about "the gay agenda" and other associated marginalized groups. It's basically a day for homophobes to preach homophobia and hate. This year's Day of Truth is on April 20th, so heads up.

Kind of appropriate that it's on Adolf Hitler's birthday, no?

Amelia said...

Ha! Thanks for the link. :) I actually have read about the "Day of Truth" and now that you've reminded me, I will plan on blogging about it.

Thanks again.