Today, GSAs around the country will take a vow of silence to recognize and protest the silence that LGBTQ people face each day. GLSEN, which coordinates the event, has tons of tips for Day of Silence actions at dayofsilence.org, and we've got a resource guide to help, too.
Day of Silence is a great way for you and your GSA to take action that your peers can't ignore. We recommend taking it one step further and ending it with a roar! Hold a Breaking the Silence or Speak Out activity at the end of the day to show that while LGBT youth face bullying and harassment, ultimately our voices cannot be silenced.
Some GSAs get together in the quad and have a "make noise" ceremony, followed by discussion or open mic where students reflect on the day and share their experiences of harassment and discrimination. This is a great way to partner silent activities with ones that allow students tell their stories.
If you end your Day of Silence by making some noise, amplify your impact by sharing in the comments or posting photos and recaps to GSA Network's Facebook page.