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[29 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]
The Silent Storm

A storm really is coming. It’s as if the heavens opened up and cried that day for the murders of countless individuals. Brandon Teena was an FTM transperson who was viciously murdered because he did not conform to traditional gender roles. Carl Walker-Hoover committed suicide moments away from his 12th birthday due to name-calling because of his perceived sexual orientation.
These are just two of the many cries for help that goes unheard.
Started in 1996 at the University of Virginia, the Day of Silence is the largest student organized demonstration promoting …