Day of Silence – not just in the library

Some of you may noticed that campus is quieter today than most, not just in the library. As part of Pride Week, IMPACT, the campus LGBTA student union, is taking part in the National Day of Silence, an event “to echo the silence the L[esbian] G[ay] B[isexual] T[ransgender] and ally students face each day.” The event started back in 1996 at the University of Virginia and has grown into an international event, with support of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Want more information? Harris Interactive, in conjunction with GSLEN, conducted a survey in 2005 about the issue of school bullying with regards to sexual orientation and gender identity. The full report is available on GLSEN’s website.

Furthermore, the Library has plenty of materials about the LGBT community in general – you can search in the catalog or just browse the shelves. The majority of the items will begin with the call number HQ12-449, which pertains to the sexual life.

About kyle

I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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