In observance of today’s Day of Silence, we will not be posting. We’ll be back at midnight.
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 first step toward building awareness and making a commitment to address these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today.
Some things to keep in your thoughts today… Last week’s UVA attack brought awareness to the campus. Also, last week, an 11-year-old in Massachusetts hung himself after experiencing bullying at school. Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover would have been 12 today.
Despite the fact that one in three women have abortions in their lifetime, the long-standing stigma surrounding the procedure still persists. Planned Parenthood Generation Action at Virginia Commonwealth University partnered with Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project to host an event in hopes to help change that. The Abortion Speak Out, which took place Thursday at Firehouse Theatre [...]