LGBTQ Day of Silence message painted over at local high school
PASCO, Wash. — On a day of solidarity with LGBTQ youth lost to bullying and suicide, a local high school spirit message was painted over.
Friday commemorates the Day of Silence.
Students nationwide take a day-long vow of silence to represent those who lost their voices or were silenced by discrimination.
Pasco High School students added their own touch, painting the outdoor school spirit message rock with an LGBTQ pride flag and the words “Day of Silence.”
The next morning, it was painted over with an American flag.
Student Adam Dante posted several images on Twitter, saying the LGBTQ message was vandalized.
“But we reminded them: Love is Loudest,” Dante said, posting a new picture of a repainted pride flag with the corresponding words.