The 24th annual Day of Silence is right around the corner, on April 12, with more than half a million students in over 5,000 schools expected to participate.

As the largest student-led protest for LGBTQ equality, the Day of Silence brings much-needed awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination in K-12 schools and calls upon people everywhere to break the silence.

Students & educators who register by this Sunday, March 17, will receive free Day of Silence buttons, stickers, and speaking cards to help organize in your school! Register now online at www.glsen.org/dayofsilence.

When 4 in 5 LGBTQ students don’t see positive LGBTQ representation in their curriculum; 8 in 10 experience anti-LGBTQ verbal harassment; and over a third miss school for feeling unsafe or uncomfortable, it’s up to each of us to do what we can in our schools and communities to ensure every student has the opportunity to not just be safe, but thrive. 

Your commitment to participating and breaking the silence for LGBTQ youth makes a real impact in creating safer and more inclusive school communities for all.