Today, GLAD honors GLSEN’s annual Day of Silence, a student-led national event to raise awareness of and to peacefully protest the bullying and harassment of LGBTQ youth at school. All students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, have a right to be treated with dignity and respect, including being able to participate in the Day of Silence. GLAD supports LGBTQ students and allies who take part in this important day, and their schools and administrators who accommodate their right to participate.

If you are in New England and are experiencing problems or are not being supported today, or any day, contact GLAD Answers at or call 800-455-GLAD.

Learn more about GLSEN’s annual Day of Silence.

Learn more about students’ free speech rights in public schools.