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Gay Pride Week inspires Day of Silence

Original post made on Apr 24, 2008

More than one hundred students at San Ramon Valley High took a vow of silence last Friday to encourage respect and tolerance toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. After school they counted down (with signs) and gave a cheer when their Day of Silence ended.

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Posted by Oxymo Ron
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2008 at 7:29 am

Dear Meghan,

Does it seem odd that WE, as the people, have to be reminded of our obligations to respect all among us?

Is such a reminder in fact an oxymoron?

Does the need for such reminder simply illustrate our intolerance?


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Posted by Jessica Toller
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Dear Meghan and OX,

An amazing article, exceptional young people and a very sobering point. Imagine all the reasons for intolerance and then imagine how we all must stand for those not tolerated.

Among my friends are Muslims, Gays, Jews, Lesbians, and even Republicans. Please imagine how much tolerance is needed for all my friends.

Funny, yes. Serious, YES.


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