Friday, April 17, 2009

Day of silence for Carl Walker-Hoover

This beautiful child hanged himself earlier this month in Springfield, Mass. Carl Walker-Hoover was driven to suicide by the relentless anti-gay bullying of his schoolmates.

Today he would have turned 12 years old. In his honor, and in support of the struggle to save the lives of all the LGBT youths who face such pain every day in this country, activists have designated this as a Day of Silence in Carl Walker-Hoover's honor. They suggest:

Be silent
Wear red
Wear rainbow
Wear any color
Tweet the Silence
Silence your tweets
Blog the silence
Silence your blog

Whatever you do, be respectful, especially of others who are observing the Day of Silence, but bring attention to the issues of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harrasment in schools.

In memory of this young life lost, Read Red now goes quiet.