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After decades of silent protest, students speak out for LGBTQ rights on the annual ‘Day of (NO) Silence’ | CNN

An interesting article about Day of Silence.

Created in 1996 and taking place on April 12 this year, Day of Silence is a campaign that seeks to shed light on what many LGBTQ youth experience daily. Initially intended to focus on this problem within the school system, it has since expanded into workplaces, university campuses, and sporting events. Yearly, millions participate by staying silent for the duration of their day, representing the silencing of LGBTQ students.

After nearly three decades of holding annual silent protests to raise awareness for LGBTQ rights, students across the nation are speaking out Friday, spurred by the recent spate of laws aimed at limiting the rights and visibility of LGBTQ Americans.

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