Image of a heart with rainbows

Today is the Day of Silence

Day of Silence (US) 2023
On this Day of Silence, people take a vow of silence to raise awareness to the struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community.

In 1996, the Day of Silence started with 150 students at the University of Virginia. The students were protesting the bullying, harassment, and silencing of the LGBTQIA+ students in schools. It has since expanded to workplaces and sporting events.

Students at all levels participate in the day. Over half of LGBTQIA+ students say they feel unsafe in school. This day is a simple but effective way to draw attention to a very important issue. Anyone can participate, and the movement is growing all the time.

Today we bring you three sapphic books that deal with homophobia and transphobia.

Curious what tomorrow’s special day will be?

Make sure to check back each day for your daily calendar trivia, along with more great book recommendations! Any day spent reading sapphic books is a day to be celebrated!

Do you enjoy all the features I Heart SapphFic brings you each week? Elevating sapphic literature is our passion, but it takes a lot of resources to keep this site running. Please consider supporting our efforts via Buy Us A Coffee!

Buy Us a Coffee: Our costs add up. Your Generosity can help!

share on: