More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action to Stand Up to Bullying - Day 1
It’s official: Spirit Day is almost here. On October 19, millions of Americans will once again wear purple in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth.
This year, GLAAD is counting down to Spirit Day with 19 Days of Action – quick and easy steps you can take each day to help stand up to bullying.
Ready to get started?
#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action – Day 1, October 1, 2012
- If you haven’t already, take the Spirit Day pledge and promise to wear purple on October 19 in a stand against bullying and to show your support for LGBT youth!
- Share your support on Facebook and Twitter, and tell your friends why you’ll be wearing purple on October 19!
- Download the free Spirit Day app for iPhone and Android, available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play now. The Spirit Day app offers resources, calls to action and can even help you go purple on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
By committing to show your support for LGBT youth by wearing purple on October 19 and helping to spread the word, you’re taking a stand against bullying and making your voice heard.
Be sure to check www.glaad.org/spiritday tomorrow for more easy ways you can take part in Spirit Day and help take a stand against bullying!