GLSEN's Day of Silence; assisting the LGBTQ+ community

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. According to, nearly eight in ten LGBTQ+ students experience some form of verbal harassment in school.

On Friday, April 12th, thousands of students across the country will be joining GLSEN’s Day of Silence to stand up to the harassment by calling for schools to create a safe environment for all students.

It is a student-led national event where students and educators take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing of LGBTQ+ students in school.

Panhandle Equality’s organization can not directly participate in the event but say they stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ allies in schools all across the Panhandle of Nebraska and the entire state.

Panhandle Equality is reaching out to numerous schools to see who will be participating in the event.

Panhandle Equality says to show support, you can press the ‘Going’ button on the event located on their Facebook page and share the information to your personal pages.

If you are a K-12 student or educator and would like to register, you can go on their website at