The day that started in the 1990s as a student-led protest has grown into a National Day to speak out against harassment and bullying in the United States and around the globe.
The Day of Silence is the day to spread awareness about bullying and its effects on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth.
Despite being observed in nearly 10,000 schools around the U.S. and the world, the Day of Silence is not a common occurrence in all the schools where there are LGBTQ+ students. It is crucial, school and university administrations get on board and support the need for students to bring awareness to LGBTQ+ causes. The Day of Silence is usually marked by not speaking during class and using only written forms of communication.
However, this year, there is a strong focus on BREAKING THE SILENCE.
This April 24th TAIMI encourages all its users and followers to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ+ youth, especially at schools and universities.
Breaking the silence means raising awareness. Although this year public gatherings and rallies are no longer possible, online discussions, forums, posts are all going to make a difference — one voice at a time!
TAIMI also wants all LGBTQ+ youth to know they are valid, they matter, and they are loved! The social network and dating app provides a safe and secure environment for everyone 18+ to communicate, chat, post stories and join custom groups.
So, break the silence on bullying and harassment this Day of Silence and everyday throughout the year!