oh jesus... we had a Day of Silence at my school. Only about 20-30 people participated, me included. I can't tell you how many times me and my friends were called dikes or queers or fags. And people were so immature about it. Some of my teachers wouldn't even read the slip....::
Day of Silence
Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today.
What are you going to do to end the silence? Day of Silence
my last two classes it made me mad. Neither of the teachers read the slip because they were scared it would make some people mad. And a girl in my second to last class goes "ew, that's nasty" and I wrote her saying it's not nasty, homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgendereds are human beings, it you don't agree with them, then just say that, they are not nasty, that's a word used for describing puke. gah it made me so mad. and then she was all "well my people don't support that" and i just want to say that blacks and homosexuals will have eventually, fought and won the same battle, so she should shut up. But she be a mean black chick. Oh well.
It was mostly a success, we had a meeting with the like 10 of the people who did it and shared our experiences. And monday morning we have a meeting with our principal about the project... >.>