#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action to stand up to bullying - Day 12

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.

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#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action – Day 12, October 12, 2012

Support LGBT youth and stand against bullying! When you text PURPLE to 80888, you are supporting the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day!

After you text PURPLE to 80888, post to Facebook and Twitter. Then ask 5 friends to also text PURPLE to 80888.

Celebrities like Wendy Williams, Shay Mitchell, and Pauly D are joining landmarks like the New York Stock Exchange and the Reuters building in Times Square by going purple. Even Facebook and the NBA have signed on for Spirit Day! Help bring Spirit Day to even more people by donating only $5 by texting PURPLE to 80888.

Another way to celebrate Spirit Day is to encourage the presidential candidates to come out against bullying by signing a new petition asking them to wear purple on October 19th for Spirit Day. 

The petition was created by Katy Butler, Spirit Day Ambassador, who previously created a Change.org petition calling on the MPAA to change the rating of BULLY from ‘R’ to ‘PG-13’. The rating was finally changed, helping bring this important film to young people across the nation.

Sign Katy's new petition now! 

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! You can also download the “Go Purple for #SpiritDay powered by Toyota Financial Services” apps for iPhone and Android. The app provides users with anti-bullying resources, calls to action, and a tool that can turn photos purple and share to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The free app is now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

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