Wednesday, April 15, 2009

National day of silence

National day of silence
This Friday April 17th is the national day of silence. This is the biggest national event for middle and high school LGBT groups and their allies. I think that this is a good way for students to get involved in a way that is non confrontational and very visible. This year our 15 year old and some of her friends are going to participate. I have already looked up all the schools rules and regulations regarding the day, and while I can find no reason they shouldn’t be able to participate in the event I am sure that I will get a phone call on Friday. As I have said before we live in a small town and we have already been to the principal’s office once over HRC stickers. Apparently the daughter took some HRC stickers to school and passed a few out. Next thing you know she is in the principal’s office being accused of recruiting. It was not a good day here at home. I know that the school is only doing what they think is in the best interest of the students but come on give me a break. Our school sponsors meet me at the pole. For those of you who don’t know this is a day when kids meet at the flag pole to pray. Now I have no problem with this and think that the school should include diverse thinking, I just think they should be able to include the LGBT community in that thinking, if only for the handful of LGBTQ students that attend this school. So I have made sure that I have the day off from work so I can put out any fires that may arise at school. I’ll let you know how it goes. Have a great week

2 comments:

Jude said...

I think that's great you're taking the day off to help in the support of the National day of silence. I can't believe there would be any trouble, but then again, I've heard and seen some very stupid actions lately. Good luck!

Propane Amy said...

Ohio is part of the bible belt so you know you will get some calls. I hope it goes well though. Kudos to your daughter and her freinds!!