I will not be silent today.
A lot of people are puzzled over why I choose to stay vocal on this silent day. It makes sense that I should be silent on this day because the nature of the event is LGBT-related, and being gay I am inherently LGBT-related. I understand the that if I am silent I am honoring those LGBT that came before me, but I think that speaking during this day, consciously, is a better way to honor these people. Plus, that was my reality for the first 13 years of my life. Why go back for a day?