Oregon City high school students protest Day of Silence with anti-gay t-shirts

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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.”

KATU-TV reports:

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.

More on the Day of Silence is here.

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