LGBTTQQIAAP stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, and pansexual.

Homosexuality Is Not An Illness

Beginning near the end of the tewlfth century, homosexuality was starting to be viewed as "unnatural". Up until then, the church, which largely infuenced law, had tolerated and ignored homosexuality. During the time of the early American colonies homosexuality was against the law, and in some places could be punishable by death. Homosexuality was seen as an illness and was mistakenly recognized as a mental disorder. However, by the end of the 19th century, medicine and psychiatry were competing with religion and law, and the widespread belief that homosexuality was a medical problem started to become less popular. Still, some people still claim homosexuality is an ilness, which it is not.


In most studies, around 80% of trans students felt unsafe at school, compared to the 20% of straight students. One third of LGBTQ+ people have attemped suicide by the time they've turned twenty, and 30% of LGBTQ+ youth Report being abused by family members because of their sexual orientation. Until we start to become more aware of his type of abuse, we can't do anything about it.

The Day of Silence

Every year on a friday in April, hundreds of thousands of schools take part in the National Day Of Silence, a student-led event that brings students together to fight against name calling, harrasment, and bullying. Sarted in 1996 at the University Of Virginia, this day encourages awareness in schools across the country. 2017's Day Of Silence will be April 21st.