Lots of LGB youth are bullied because of their sexual orientation. But, can you imagine what the world would be like if everyone was lesbian, gay or bisexual and being heterosexual was considered different?
This video was created by youth who are a part of the Community Healthcare Network in New York City. They helped to create and produce these public service announcements that aim to show that comprehensive sexuality education is “more than just sex.”
"Call me crazy, but shouldn’t people be able to do whatever they want with their lives? How does someone else’s sexual orientation affect other people? Being gay or lesbian is something unplanned and uncontrolled. You like who you like; you can’t help who you’re attracted to."
Kurt and I are taking part in the Day of Silence today by organising a silent lunch. We’d love it if some of you guys would join us. We’re going to hand out some flyers I’ve printed out with information on them.
About the Day of Silence
The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.
Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.
Here are the flyers we’ll hand out at lunchtime for people to read: