In preparation for GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week, we asked students to tell us the labels and identities that they hold and want to be called. Self-identification can be empowering, and it can be hurtful when people use labels that don't match the ones we choose ourselves. These students are making a statement against name-calling and bullying by encouraging people not to use slurs or stereotypes, but to call their peers by the names that they identify with and give others permission to use.
You can put #KindnessInAction by calling people the names they WANT to be called. Want to share how you identify? Join the conversation by posting your own sign with the names you WANT to be called. Make sure to use #KindnessInAction and tag @glsenoffical on Twitter and Instagram!
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Help end #bullying this #NoNameCallingWeek and call students the names they want to be called! Put #KindnessInAction with your own sign! https://t.co/1GN2g1v1Kn #LGBTQ #trans pic.twitter.com/0cugpzC1bc
— GLSEN (@GLSEN) January 3, 2018
— james (@jamesvank) December 27, 2017
Students, what are the names you WANT to be called? Show that you're against name-calling at school with your own sign! https://t.co/1GN2g1v1Kn #NoNameCallingWeek #KindnessInAction pic.twitter.com/U1r3Dx3DY2
— GLSEN (@GLSEN) January 5, 2018
call lgbt+ students and all community members the names we want to be called, not just through @glsenofficial #glsen #nonamecallingweek #nncw (january fifteenth-nineteenth) but throughout every single day. that being said, what are you going to do to put #kindnessinaction ? “i am a proud + gay + masculine + agender + chicanx + educated + comedic + realistic + dedicated + mentally ill + learning + innovative + builder + a proud compassionate padre, ze. con mucho amor -mc” - #smallgaysinabigworld
"for GLSEN #NoNameCallingWeek , im asking folks to put #KindnessInAction by calling me what i want to be called! Proudly Gay! Celebrate kindness by claiming words and using then to empower yourself! #nonamecallingweek" - @charneyyyy What names do you WANT to be called? Get your own sign and help end name-calling at your school at the link in bio! #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #proud #bi #trans #queer #nonbinary
"I am queer unapologetically" -@oarheghan Call students names that they identify with and that make them feel empowered — NOT #slurs and #stereotypes! Find lessons and activities at our link in bio to help end bullying and bias at your school this #NoNameCallingWeek! #KindnessInAction #UnapologeticallyQueer #LGBTQ #labels #queer #gay #lesbian #bi #trans #nonbinary
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