Day of Silence
(DOS) is a student-led day of action when concerned students, from middle school to college, take some form of a vow of silence to bring attention to the name-calling, bullying and harassment -- in effect, the silencing -- experienced by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) students and their allies.
Participants hand out cards to explain why they aren't speaking and this year it reads:
Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence (DOS), a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by anti-LGBT bullying, name-calling and harassment. I believe that ending the silence is the fi rst step toward building awareness and making a commitment to address these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today.
What are you going to do to end the Silence?
This button gives deviants a way of expressing their vow of silence in honor of this incredible cause.
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If you've seen this button on someones profile, then they are most-likely
taking a vow of silence and will not respond to your comments, notes, etc. for today (April 16) in support of this cause.
Comments disabled out of respect to this cause. It's not about the design, it's about the message.
Add it to your profile and take the vow of silence:Any Deviant: