Day of Silence promotes gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual issues – Eric Mills

Several ISU students participated in the Day of Silence from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday on the ISU Quad.

Jonathan Crowley, co-president of the PRIDE student organization and a senior communication studies major, explained the significance of the day.

“The silence is meant to represent the silence that people who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender are forced to have about themselves,” he said.

While talking was not permitted, the use of wipe boards and notepads was. Participants also carried cards that explained what the day was about.