On Friday, students in the GSA club took part in the annual Day of Silence. The event is based on a tradition started 20 years ago, by students at University of Virginia who organized a day in which they remained silent to show support for those who identified as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender. Since then, each year, on a day in mid-April, students continue the tradition. The club, which focuses on gender and sexual identity, equity and justice for all members of our community, will participate in this day. This month the Parents’ Association held a meeting focused on issues for LGBTQ students, with a presentation that focused on raising awareness about school policies and laws and how families can support all students at Washington Latin.