October 20 is #SpiritDay - Here's How You Can "Go Purple" Online

GLAAD is proud to support #SpiritDay, a day to raise awareness of the lasting, harmful effects of bullying. Millions of Americans wear purple on #SpiritDay as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying.

Want to also show your support online? There are many ways to participate in #SpiritDay:

Together, we can show a nation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people that they are not alone, and remember the lives that have been tragically lost.

LGBT youth in need of immediate help should contact The Trevor Project 's 24/7 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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