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>Disney Channel star Demi Lovato read about Jaheem Herrera's suicide and was personally moved to speak out. Herrera was the second 11-year-old to take his own life this month due to bullying and harassment using anti-gay taunts. Both boys
>Here's an ABC World News Tonight piece. Don't forget the Kleenex.Extreme BullyingPrint article from ABC News. When Words Can Kill: 'That's so gay'Philadelphia Daily News ran a similar piece about Carl and the Day of SilenceDay of Silence
>Once your Day of Silence event is over make sure that you assess how it went. There are a variety of ways to ask people who participated how it went for them, from having a survey, to having a conversation. You can even do both.Having
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>Just a few of us Twitterers! In no particular order....GLSEN MarthaGLSEN MatthewGLSEN LeighGLSEN KevinGLSEN JustinGLSEN MeganGLSEN Holiday...and GLSEN Barbara ;-)
>Oprah is No. 1, Ashton Kutcher is No. 2 and Day of Silence is No. 3!! And it's only midday. If you Tweet, please endorse the Day of Silence. Let's get those trending numbers up.SOURCE:
>Really, I love Twitter. It's fast and informative and fun and I can follow all the issues important to me. These issues, of course, include bullying and harassment in schools, particularly that of LGBT students and allies. But today it
>More details about what led an 11-year-old boy to take his own life in this article. Carl Walker-Hoover would have turned 12 tomorrow on the Day of Silence. He didn't identify as gay, and yet he was constantly harassed with
>Updated: Find materials for download here. Juggling between homework assignments, extracurricular activities, and organizing a Day of Silence can be a lot! There are so many students who tell me how they spent weeks preparing for the
>This is a guest post from GLSEN Holiday:In some communities there are people who oppose the Day of Silence (DOS) for various reasons. If you're looking for ways to address critics here is a bit of information. What do you have to say
>I wanted to share an activity to do for your Breaking the Silence (BTS) event. Last year I went to GLSEN Kansas City's BTS event.There were a number of activities involved, but one of the most exciting and fascinating of them was the "
>This is a guest posting from Chris Clevenger,GLSEN Jump-Start National Student Leadership Team,GLSEN Greater Cincinnati Looking back on my first Day of Silence, I realize that it was rough. I can remember the negativity that originated
>Here's a school that has not only organized a Day of Silence, but has created an entire week of tolerance education!Geneva IL The Gay/Straight Alliance Club at Geneva High School will host several optional activities this week to
>Although the national Day of Silence will take place this Friday on April 17, due to different school break schedules some students have already had their activities. Here are two stories students posted on MySpace:"We sold stickers
>Get Tweet the Silence buttons, click here.[updated: 4-14-09 14:21pm]Let’s get a Twitter movement going for this year’s Day of Silence. It’s a way everyone can get involved even if your school isn’t participating in the day of action.
>If you’ve been following GLSEN's webpage, or the GLSEN or Day of Silence Twitter, you’ve probably heard about Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover. On Monday, April 6 Carl hung himself in his bedroom with an electrical cord. Carl experienced
>GLSEN's Executive Director Eliza Byard has spoken with the family of Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, the 11-year-old boy who took his own life Monday after enduring constant bullying, including daily anti-gay language, at school. Carl did
>Having issues with your school administrators granting you permission to hold a Day of Silence? Then read this letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) about school administrators' legal obligations to protect students'
>If you're in town check out:GLSEN Pittsburgh's Break the Silence Party• Meet new people,• enjoy free food, and• bring your iPod and we’ll play your favorite tunes!April 17th from 3:00 to 6:30Planned Parenthood Center933 Liberty Ave
>Exciting news around the Day of Silence Facebook Fan Page. Just last Sunday there were over 5,000 fans. Yesterday that number nearly doubled to 11,000 fans! How long will it take to double that number?If you haven't become our fan yet