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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Darryl Wilson, Jr. Executive Director Office: 713-800-0802 Cell: 832-654-3605 Email:



Houston, TX – 4/11/2011 – Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity today announced its upcoming participation in the National Day of Silence sponsored by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), to be observed on April 15, 2011. In announcing the event to the fraternity’s membership, national president Larrel Green stated reminded them that “As gay men, many of us have, at some point in our lives, been on the receiving end of teasing, name-calling or outright harassment. On April 15, I ask that each of you pledge to remain silent for the day as a form of protest against these senseless acts.” The National Day of Silence is an annual GLSEN sponsored event where hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools. To learn more about the National Day of Silence and GLSEN, go to

Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Incorporated (DPhiU) is a national service organization that was founded on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL in 1985. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by gay men of color. It is comprised of 300+ members in city chapters in five regions across the United States. Its membership includes gay men who exemplify its motto of “Service to our Kind,” through academic excellence, certified leadership skills, and who are consistently involved in creating change in the global community through the programs of service embodied in the fraternity’s national program goals. Through its core mission, Delta Phi Upsilon has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for its members and those it serves. The organization is led by its 5th National President Larrel A. Green of Houston, TX, whose administration's programmatic theme is “The H.E.A.R.T. of Delta Phi Upsilon.” For more information about Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Inc., log on to

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Press Release - Day of Silence - 4-11-11  

Press Release for Day of Silence 2011

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