Each Day of Silence students across the country will take a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Hundreds of thousands of students take part in this student-led action to educate their schools and communities and to encourage others to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior in schools.
From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach. (From the DoS website)
At BHS you will see students participating by being silent all day. Some of them will be wearing Day of Silence buttons; others will have cards to give you explaining what they’re doing. In the Library, we’ve created a display right inside the front door, explaining the observance and displaying a multitude of books related to Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender people.
At our library, you can find fiction, nonfiction and reference books related to Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people by typing LGBT in the online catalog search window, and clicking on Subject.