Day of Silence is a day dedicated to the silent protest of the bullying of LGBT. I, like Madison, never fully understood the concept of this day when I was in high school. I remember there being announcements in school to take part in the day of silence and support the LGBT group but never thought anything of it. They made t-shirts reading “ Born This Way”, and I thought it was a clever way to incorporate a song into feeling a sense of pride in oneself. I wish a few years ago I knew what I knew now. Until reading this article I found a new perspective of the day and how the day of silence is truly not just a day where a group of kids remain “silent” but are protesting the bullying many kids have to deal with. Madison states “LGBT students need to feel like they belong or have a space in a classroom and even in society. Including these ideas in a school allows others to be aware of what is around them and maybe even gain more comfort on the idea.
Not one individual is the same but everyone should be treated equally.” I couldn't agree more. No two people are alike and every single person should feel as if they belong to something. I really learned a lot from this article and from reading others blog posts on the article.