Tru Silence, Tru Action
Tomorrow morning, PFLAG executive director Jody Huckaby will join more than 850 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District as they kick-off their observance of the annual Day of Silence with cast and crew from the upcoming film Tru Loved, about a brave high school student who starts her own GSA.
The LAUSD School of Social Justice will receive a well-deserved commendation not only for its Day of Silence observance, but for its ongoing, year-round work to make classrooms safe for LGBTQ students. At a time when nearly 2/3 of LGBT students report being verbally harassed, the LAUSD event will be a rallying call to turn â€˜tru silenceâ€™ into â€˜tru actionâ€™ and make schools safer for everyone.
Jody will be joined tomorrow by GLSEN executive director Kevin Jennings, actress Jasmine Guy, comedian Bruce Vilanch, Ugly Bettyâ€™s Alec Mapa, and Tru Loved star Nichelle Nichols.
For more details on Wednesdayâ€™s events, click here. And come back here to the PFLAG blog later that day for a transcript of Jodyâ€™s remarks, urging our allies to break the silence and take â€˜tru action.â€™