To promote the “visibility” of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, Windham High School students have been asked to take a vow of silence on April 26.
The so-called “Day of Silence” is part of a national campaign to spread awareness.
As part of the event, the school distributed online surveys recording whether students would agree to participate. Students can participate by remaining silent throughout the day or signaling their support in the survey, wearing a badge, and still talking.
Staff have the option to be “Speaking Supporters” but apparently are not allowed to remain silent.
The event is being sponsored by the Windham High School Genders & Sexualities Alliance.