Julia Roberts is standing with LGBTQ youth.
The actress, who’s best known for hit movies like Notting Hill and Pretty Woman, posted a silent video on Instagram yesterday to encourage her followers to join the #DayofSilence in support of LGBTQ youth.
“Nearly 8 in 10 #LGBTQ students experience verbal harassment in school,” she wrote, adding that “such harassment silences youth, preventing them from thriving in school,” before inviting people to join her in the Day of Silence.
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Nearly 8 in 10 #LGBTQ students experience verbal harassment in school. Such harassment silences youth, preventing them from thriving in school. On Friday, April 12, thousands of students will join the #DayofSilence, the largest student-led national protest in support of safe & inclusive schools, supported by @GLSEN. You too can join in support of #dayofsilence by heading over to glsen.org/silence (link in bio)
Day of Silence is a US national event which will take place on Friday 12 April, when thousands of students and teachers will take a vow of silence to “highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school”.
The protest is organised by GLSEN, a national education organisation focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.
You can learn more about #DayofSilence at glsen.org/day-silence