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Friday, April 25, 2008

Today Is The Day Of Silence

I had no idea this was going on until somebody in the blog-ess-fear, whom I dislike, posted about it on one of the blogging community message boards. This is a lesson I can learn every single day - that we learn from those we love, as well as from those we love...not so much.

So...today is a day of silence to mark the violence and abuse perpetrated on the LGBT community. According to the Day of Silence website, "This year’s event will be held in memory of Lawrence King, a California 8th-grader who was shot and killed Feb. 12 by a classmate because of his sexual orientation and gender expression." This story breaks my heart, not just for the boy who died, but for those who killed him, and whomever or whatever influenced them towards this horrible choice.

May we learn to live with each other, in all of our differences.

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