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Has anyone ever said to heterosexuals: “That’s so straight” and meant it as an insult. What if everyone said it all the time and every time it was an insult?

Has anyone ever told you you’re going to hell because you’re straight?

Has anyone ever told you God hates straight people?

Has anyone ever tripped you in the hall at school because you’re straight?

Has anyone ever laughed at you and pointed at you because you’re straight?

Has anyone ever spread gossip about you because you’re straight?

Has anyone tried to tell you to change who you are because you are straight?

Has anyone ever hated you because you are straight?

Have you had to choose between being yourself and your religion because you’re straight?

Have you had to choose between your family and being yourself because you’re straight?

Have religions formed committees to keep kids away from you because you’re straight?

Have churches divided because of you being straight?

Has your school been told they are pushing a straight agenda that harms the students?

Has your mother spit in your face because you’re straight?

Has your father thrown you out of his house because you’re straight?

Have you ever been beaten because you are straight?

Have you been taken to therapy to “change” you because you’re straight, even though those therapies have been evidenced not to work and to be harmful to participants?

Have you had thoughts of suicide because you are straight?

Have you had people fight against your right to marry the one you love?

Have you been called awful names because you are straight?

Have you been ignored because you are straight?

Have you lost friendships because you tell a friend you are straight?

Have you felt completely alone in the world because you are straight?

Have loved ones tried to use ‘tough love’ on you to try to make you not be straight?

Have you been told you’re going to hell for wearing a piece of cloth shaped into a form that is said to be of another gender? 

Have you ever been bullied for wearing shoes or makeup that don’t fit the gender norm for the sex you were assigned at birth?

For all the people who have been bullied and hurt for being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, today is for you. Stay strong. Be yourself. Not everyone is against you.

#DayOfSilence

Shh.

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