Straight-Gay Alliance Selling T-Shirts and Preparing for a Day of Silence
by Jalyn Jones
Day of Silence is for the LGBTQ community, standing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer. This day is a day for them to be heard and to know they are not alone. Day of Silence is on April 21st.
You don’t have to be LGBTQ to be apart of this; a strong part are allies. Allies are people who support the community and do not discriminate and stand by them. “Everybody supports it and nobody should be treated poorly or be left out of things. We’re all human and should be treated equally as one,” said senior Bailey Coop.
Starting this week The Straight-Gay Alliance has been selling T-shirts for ten dollars during lunch shifts for the day of silence. The shirts are black with a rainbow triangle that says, ‘We Support.’
Members of the club were asked what this day means to them. “Me personally, because I’m bi, I love that people are supporting us, and these are people who support and respect us and everything we stand for. They take the time to get to know us and know that our sexuality doesn’t define who we are,” said sophomore Saul Montana.
“I feel like I can be myself and really talk about my problems. Bullying being left out of things just because of my sexuality. This club helps me get along with others and share my story,” said sophomore Makayla Burdun.
With this day, and it being an in school special day for some students and even maybe some staff, it will bring excitement to them. Discrimination and being judged is a big issue in the LGBTQ community. It’s good there is a club at school kids can have as a resource for any questions or help with a situation involving these type of things, especially with the supportive teacher who leads the club, Spanish teacher Elizabeth Marsh.