By April 22, 2022 Community
What is the Day of Silence? This is a day we recognize to take a vow all across the nation to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQIA+ people in schools. The day was initially started by students in the mid 90’s—they would go through the school day not speaking until then end, at which students would break out in rallies and events. The mission of this silence was and is to bring attention to ways their schools and peers can become more inclusive. This year the Day of Silence is on April 22nd – it does change on a year to year basis but for 2022 this is the day we recognize it.
Today, the Day of Silence has expanded beyond schools to bring awareness about the harassment LGBTQIA+ people face around the world day after day. There are events planned all around the nation, in person and virtually, to join together and support the Day of Silence – and end the day by breaking the silence. This day means more than ever right now as places across the country are limiting exposure and education to and about the LGBTQIA+ community. As we work on inclusivity throughout our communities and promoting prosperity throughout, we acknowledge the Day of Silence.
Learn more about resources for LGBTQIA+ youth: