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HRC Stands with Students on National Day of Silence

Today is National Day of Silence and thousands of students across the country are speaking up by staying silent.  Through their silence, students make a statement against anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying, and harassment in their schools.

Although these take center stage today, it is important to reflect on the challenges LGBT youth face on a daily basis.  HRC has worked to foster an environment where all kids feel appreciated, loved, and respected just the way they are.  We will continue to stand up for the nation’s youth by denouncing hurtful religious-based bigotry, and work with teachers, parents, and school administrators to stop name-calling and bullying at a young age before it becomes a problem through our Welcoming Schools program.    

National Day of Silence is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).  For more information, visit

Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin issued a press release about their House Resolution supporting the National Day of Silence.

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