Today, April 15, is the 20th annual Day of Silence, an international event sponsored by GLSEN that brings awareness to the bullying and harassment experienced by LGBT youth.
Those partaking are asked not to speak for the entire day, representing how homophobic language and bullying silence their victims. This year's theme is "Silence is Ours," encouraging participants to reclaim their silence, "shifting it from something forced upon LGBT students to a strategic tool they use to advocate for safe and affirming schools."
Below, see how students—and celebrities like Jazz Jennings, Charlie Carver, Jonathan Bennett and Robbie Rogers—are lending their
voice silence to the cause in our social media roundup of #DayofSilence posts below:
- Hope You’re Hungry — the ‘Drag Me to Dinner’ Trailer Is HereThe campy cooking show premieres May 31 on Hulu.05/08/2023
- Jonathan Groff Joins 'Doctor Who'The already-stacked cast includes Jinkx Monsoon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ncuti Gatwa, and more.05/05/2023
- Hayley Kiyoko Pushes Back on Nashville Anti-Drag Laws, Brings Queens on Stage"We will not be silenced," said the "Girls Like Girls" singer.05/04/2023
- Alex Newell and J. Harrison Ghee Make Theater History With Tony NominationsThe gender-nonconforming actors are breaking down barriers on Broadway05/03/2023
- 40 Drag Superstars Serve (Food) in Hulu’s ‘Drag Me to Dinner’Alaska, Jackie Beat, Jinkx Monsoon, and many others will appear in the campy competition series, premiering May 31.05/01/2023
- Queer Partners Try Out Polyamory in Enlightening 'Couples Therapy' Clip"If you're not relying on a long-standing tradition you have to invent something new."04/28/2023