Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.
To find out more about how to get involved, visit www.dayofsilence.org
It’s Friday! Yay! If you plan on having some fun this weekend, do it safely :) you can get free condoms at planned parenthood, or if you’re in the Flint area, at Wellness Services, 311 East Court St., Flint, Mi. until 9 this evening. Come back on Monday, too, for a free and confidential HIV test with same day results!
Can you help? Flint’s Gay Pride Festival is coming up this summer, and it needs you! If you can donate anything in kind, or your time in order to make this event a success contact Wellness Services, 311 East Court St., Flint, Mi. 810 232 0888
For the past two years, this event has drawn over 1,000 people to downtown Flint during the festival. This year’s event will have a kids’ corner, food, live entertainment, and much more!
If you would like to be on the planning committee, meetings are Fridays at 6, starting April 11, at Wellness Services.
It’s not only Michigan weather that runs hot and cold. The federal government stands behind the 300 marriages performed last week and is allowing them their benefits, despite the fact the act is headed to appeals court.
Thanks to April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse’s brave advocacy, history was made as Judge Friedman struck down Michigan’s ban on marriage equality, following the lead of many states across the nation.
Let’s thank them, click the link in the title to do so! Happy Saturday!
This is a great resource explaining gay rights across America; the article speaks to a variety of learning styles. Find your state and check out their progress in the movement.