Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day Of Silence

National Day of Silence is fast approaching.  On April 17th to support our TLBG members spend the day in silence and let the world know that there is a cost to the violence that they are forced to endure because we refuse to believe in the equality of all bodies. 

We need to realize that each day a life is snuffed out somewhere on this planet for the supposed crime of loving another or their gender identity.   It is far to easy to believe that because two marriage amendments were passed in one week that things are improving.  The truth is no matter how many states pass same sex marriage the issues of homophobia and transphobia extend far beyond that.  They include discrimination in housing, health care, education, employment, and in fact every sphere that you can possibly think of.  This is why I am a huge advocate of ENDA.  

What I love most about this idea is that this is an action that we can all participate in to show our solidarity and raise awareness directly in our communities.   So many times people ask what can I do to show support.  Well now you have an answer.  On April 17 you can spend a day in silence reflecting on how are dissonance in worth and value wrongfully privileges certain bodies and allow your silence to speak the words that you may no be able to express.


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