Today is the National Day of Silence.
The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Each year the event has grown, now with hundreds of thousands of students coming together to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior.
National Day of Silence is a wonderful way to show that we are all equal and want the same rights as everyone else. I just hope that it will do more good than harm.
Last year, a 15 year old student named Lawrence King who was shot and killed by his 14 year old classmate. Lawrence was shot because he asked the kid to be his valentine. The National Day of Silence 2008 was held in his memory.
I can only hope we are moving towards equality and we don't have to hear such sad stories like this.