On Friday, April 21, thousands of schools across the country, including hundreds of Wisconsin middle schools and high schools, will allow a student-led event that is sponsored and promoted by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. On this day, students will be encouraged to take a vow of silence for the day, except if addressed directly in a class, as a show of support for students involved with homosexuality or gender confusion, who organizers believe are subject to regular harassment and bullying.
Julaine Appling, WFA president, states, “Day of Silence is less than three weeks away. This ever-growing event with indoctrination at its heart has been around for 20 years, but too many parents with kids in public schools don’t know much if anything about it. With this much notice I’m hopeful parents will be pro-active and have critical discussions and make important decisions about how their children will respond.