National Day of Silence

Tenley-Friendship Library

National Day of Silence

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As local residents celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day on April 16, students across the country observe Day of Silence.

Day of Silence is a national call to action in which LGBTQ and Ally students vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment in schools. The goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Day of Silence participants encourage their schools to implement comprehensive anti-bullying policies, provide staff training, and support student-led efforts to address anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment.

Although closed for D.C. Emancipation Day, the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library vows to create visibility for LGTBQ issues for the purpose of creating a safe and welcoming space for everyone. We invite everyone to stand up against anti-LGBTQ bullying and harrassment.

Source: GLSEN (2013). "The Truth about the Day of Silence." Info & ResourcesRetrieved from