Our local high school is having a Day of Silence in support of LGBT teens. The students carry cards saying they are silent (and are officially excused from speaking) for the school day. Back in the day, few people stood up to the bullies and usually got an asswhooping for their trouble. I was straight but a nerd. Which always puts one on the bullies' target lists; I always fought back. There were many who could not or would not. And now this movement, a nonviolent demonstration of solidarity. How far things have come.