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:
- Facebook & Twitter profile pics - Turn your pics purple today!
- Facebook event - RSVP on the Spirit Day event page and invite your friends!
- iPhone App - Turn your social media profile pictures purple – with GLAAD's new iPhone app!
- YouTube - Share your story on YouTube and tell the world why you're going purple!
- Mobli - Check out how to upload to our special #SpiritDay channel!
- On October 20, post this Facebook status: I am wearing purple today to support LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. Bullying is a very serious issue and I need your help to take a stand and make a difference. RSVP to Spirit Day: Wear purple on October 20 to stand up against bullying! and invite your friends. After you RVSP, take the pledge to go purple at http://glaad.org/spiritday/pledge. Thank you!
- On October 20, post this Tweet: I'm wearing purple today to help end anti-LGBT bullying. Join me this #SpiritDay & turn your profile purple: http://bit.ly/dwHd9w
- Don't forget – use the hashtag #SpiritDay in your tweets!
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).