Day of Silence

Day of Silence Walkout

The Illinois Family Institute provides information regarding Day of Silence and sponsors a Walkout.

“The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), fast approaches. This year it will take place in most public schools on April 21, 2017. On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day – even during instructional time – to promote GLSEN’s socio-political goals and its controversial, unproven, and destructive theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality.”

Day of Silence

2017 Day of Silence

April 21, 2017 – Will your school participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence? Middle Schools and High Schools all across the country will participate. Students and Teachers are encouraged to engage in sexuality discussions leading up to the event.

“Questions to ask administrators
* Do you permit students to refuse to speak during instructional time on the DOS?
* Do you permit teachers to refuse to speak during instructional time on the DOS?
* Prior to the DOS, do you notify all parents about it, including sharing complete information about GLSEN’s role in organizing and providing materials for it and informing parents about what will be permitted in the classroom?

Questions to ask teachers
* Do you create classroom assignments or activities that accommodate student-refusal to speak on the DOS?
* Do you teach lessons on oppression, censorship, or bullying in class on the DOS?
* Will you be using any information from GLSEN to shape or inform your activities on the DOS?
* If you accommodate student-refusal to speak and/or shape activities around ideas promoted by GLSEN for the DOS, will you be notifying parents ahead of time?”

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2017 Day of Dialogue

Is Day of Silence in your school? You can do a FOIMA request if the school district is not answering questions. GLSEN’s Day of Silence is scheduled for April 21, 2017.

Focus on the Family offers information to equip your student to speak up for God’s Word through a Day of Dialogue scheduled for April 28, 2017. Get more information at

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2017 GLSEN’s Day of Silence set for April 21

ALERT: Day of Silence is a “day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.” The 2017 Day of Silence is planned for April 21, 2017, four weeks from today. The “anti-bullying” campaign is sponsored by the national organization, GLSEN, and local GSA clubs. It has also been sponsored by Diversity Clubs and teachers in High Schools and Middle Schools. Ask your principal and superintendent if students will be participating in your school districts.

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FOIA Request: Day of Silence


Dear Officer for Public Records:

This request is made under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552, Texas Government Code, which guarantees the public’s access to information in the custody of governmental agencies.

I respectfully request the following information between the dates April 22, 2015 and today’s date:

Day of Silence. Please provide all Day of Silence communication and documentation including but not limited to the approval process, execution, events, announcements, pledges, petitions, teacher instructions, parental notification, calendar postings, emails to/from/between District employees and Trustees, and promotional materials including but not limited to images of stickers, t-shirts, posters, flyers, cards, and bracelets.  Please ensure that the execution description includes how the event was promoted, the goals of the event, the activities throughout the promotional period leading up to the day, during the day, and after the day.  Please include all communications and documentation that contains any of the following words: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, LGBT, sexual identity, sexual expression, or a form thereof.

The Freedom of Information Act provides that if portions of a document are exempt, the remainder must be segregated and released. Therefore, I would appreciate your sending me all nonexempt portions of those records I have requested.

If you decide to withhold or delete any information, please let me know of your decision by referencing specific exemptions under the Act.  Under provisions of the Public Information Act, I reserve the right to appeal should you determine to withhold any information sought in my request.

Thank you for your cooperation. I look forward to receiving your reply within 10 business days, as provided by law.