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Students vow day of silence for LGBT community


Some area students took a vow of silence today for a cause.

At UW-Wood County, participants wanted to bring attention to bullying, specifically in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

It was an event hosted by a campus club called Students Opposing Acts of Prejudice (SOAP). Event organizers say their silence represents something greater.

"It's a way for them to know that they're not alone. That we're here for them and that everyone is here for anyone that needs it," SOAP President Kevin Martin said.

The event was part of the 17th annual world-wide day of silence. Students at UW-Wood County say they hope to continue it on campus again next year.

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