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Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 15 is the National Day of Silence in the US

GLSEN's National Day of Silence takes place tomorrow, Friday, April 15.

It's a day of silence, especially in schools, to bring awareness to the prejudice, inequality, and bullying suffered by LGBT people.

Along with all allies, I also think poly people and consanguinamorous people should participate.

Everyone should have the freedom to be themselves without being bullied. Every adult should have the right to share love, sex, residence, and marriage (or any of those without the others) with ANY and ALL consenting adults, without prosecution, bullying, or discrimination. Young people should be free to develop relationships, as appropriate for their age, with their peers without being forced into a narrow heteromonogamous paradigm. Transgender, genderfluid, intersex, and other students and faculty need to see that they are supported.

LGBT, poly, and consanguinamorous students and faculty still have to deal with hateful policies and attacks, but with your help, that will continue to change.
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1 comment:

  1. I agree totally. It might be a slow process to teach children not to bully,discriminate and persecute people who are not the same as them, and who they may thus be frightened of.
    However, fully grown adults should know better and not to have discriminatory rules and laws that institutionalize such bullying, discrimination and psychological abuse.

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