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Realizing that it's primarily for students, to symbolize the bullying that happens to LGBT students, I have decided to be silent for 24 hours.

I know, for many the thought of me being silent is not able to be thought of. I'm a loud, boisterous person a bit of the time..and always talking.

So, choosing to be silent for an entire 24 hour period is..different.

It's already been interesting as Crys and I try to understand each other (or, rather, as she tries to understand me), and, I'm straight..so, why?

Well, between having many friends who are Bi, Transgender, Lesbian, and all manner of sexualities and beliefs, and add in the fact that though I wasn't physically bullied in school, I dealt with a share of psychological, and you have me...who really doesn't understand why as much bullying goes on as it does. And a firm belief that I don't have to agree with anything that anyone does, but I also don't have the right to tell others how to live their lives. As much as I want to be respected, I have to be willing to respect others, or at least their decisions on how to live their lives.

So, it's been almost an hour, and I've been quiet. Interestingly enough, this hour has gone by quickly. Here's to the next 23. Lots of stuff to work on for school tomorrow...it'll be a busy day.

Date: 2011-04-15 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virginia-fell.livejournal.com
Yay!

This is one of my favorite days of the year. It combines two of my favorite things: LGBT advocacy and pantomime.

Date: 2011-04-15 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] per-solo.livejournal.com
*thumbs up*

Date: 2011-04-15 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peculiarlypink.livejournal.com
it's an admirable thing you're doing. i wonder if you have found yourself typing more since you're not speaking aloud?

Date: 2011-04-15 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] per-solo.livejournal.com
Not as much...but, I've noticed that Crys is talking more. :-)

I've been typing, but a lot of it has been for the school project. Whee. ;-)

Date: 2011-04-15 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thomasgregg.livejournal.com
I am very proud of you for giving this day of silence!!
Love you,
Gregg

Date: 2011-04-16 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] confusedjew.livejournal.com
it is hard to do. i remember doing it in college, although then it was meant everything including online communication. then again back then it was more rights and less bullying considering don't ask don't tell was still in effect and no state except maybe hawaii had any form of gay marriage....

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