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.