Today is the National Day of Silence, in which we take a vow of silence to represent the victims of LGBT bullying; the people who were too scared to find their voice, or the people who had their voice taken away from them.
I encourage you all to join the protest to honor the victims of LGBT bullying and bullying related suicides, as well as to promote awareness of your hatred for bullying. Whether you believe in LGBT rights is irrelevant; no one deserves to be silenced by others, so we must silence ourselves to spread the message that we will no longer stand for the verbal, emotional, and physical abuse people are forced to endure.
Remember that this a protest; if you are required to answer a question at school or work, then you’re welcomed to, but you can also take it one step further and communicate only through text or images. On your leisurely time is when most of you can do it, and that’s fine.
This is a non-violent day of action and a chance for your opinions of bullying to be heard—your voice will bellow louder without any sound.
If you see this message on your dash, please reblog and feel free to answer the following question with your story:
Why are you taking part in the National Day of Silence protest?
I’m taking part in this protest because, being both gay and a devout Christian, I have faced my fair share of bullying through people I thought I could trust. I was told I was immoral, I was told I was an animal, a deviant, that I was defying my savior. And it hurt. But I defended myself to the point that my homosexuality has been accepted by most people at my church. I never backed down from the knowledge that I was created this way, and I fought to be treated as human being through means of verbal debates rather than physical action.
I know how it feels to be a victim. But I also know how it feels to stop being one.
And through my story, and through my protest, I hope I can encourage or help others to find their voice before it’s silenced for good. -Nick(damianmcgintleman.tumblr.com)
If you are a member of the LGBT community and you are in a crisis or suicidal, please call The Trevor Lifeline for immediate support at:1-866-488-7386
I was thinking about posting something about NDoS (National Day of Silence), so thank you damianmcgintleman for submitting this. This makes our job so much easier.
On a serious note please, if you feel that you can, participate in NDoS today. If you have any other questions about NDos, their website is http://www.dayofsilence.org