OREGON CITY, Ore. — On this national Day of Silence, designed to call attention to anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools, some students at an Oregon high school staged their own protest to tell others that “gay is not OK.”
Two students told KATU-TV that if the school allowing students to participate in the Day of Silence, then they have the right to speak out against it.
They wore T-shirts to school that said, “Gay Is Not Ok” and “Gay Day Is Not OK.”
Hundreds of thousands of students in more than 8,000 schools worldwide participated in this 19th annual “Day of Silence” by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools.
“The Day of Silence has grown into one of the largest student-led actions in the world because of students’ determination to directly address the pervasive issue of anti-LGBT behavior and bias in our schools,” said Dr. Eliza Byard, GLSEN’s Executive Director.