Today is the Day of Silence, where students attempt to remain silent for parts of the school day to bring attention to anti-gay bullying. This year has been much quieter than the first two years for the supportive Golden Rule Pledge. I am aware of students in a dozen or so communities who planned to pass out GRP cards, either while joining in the silence or indenpendently of it.
I have looked in on the Day of Silence twitter account a couple of times and this retweet caught my eye:
Today has been awful. Verbal and physical bullying. This is why we do this.
This pains me. I wish she had written that some kids were pledging the Golden Rule and standing up to the bullies. Maybe next time?
I have posted this song before but it seems fitting again. After the vid/song, check out the few news articles which mention the Golden Rule Pledge.
Here is a link to a Crosswalk.com article I wrote a year ago, called “That’s So Gay” – The deadly consequences of bullying.