Friday, April 16, 2010

Nerf Geeks Give a Damn, Too

Day of Silence 2010
Didn't we all hope there wouldn't need to be a day of silence to bring notice to harassment of glbtq students by now? Remember chanting "We're here, we're queer, get used to it"? You'd think it was a no-brainer.

This is the 4th year our older son has participated in the Day of Silence at school. He mentioned it last night, wondering if he would do it this year, because he has an important lab presentation in AP Bio today.
But this morning he said he was doing it (he's silent only during school, not at home, we're painfully aware of the subject) and I told him that every year I'd written about it on my blog, and every year there were comments from readers praising him, saying what a cool kid he must be, how proud we must be.

Oh yeah. We are. I think he liked hearing that someone in the universe noticed and approved.

So here he is, two months to graduation, being silent because:

And because he cares. What a man.

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