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 2, October 2, 2012
1. Now that you've taken the Spirit Day pledge to go purple in a stand against bullying, help bring Spirit Day to your community by downloading the Spirit Day Kit, which will help you engage the participation of school administrators, public officials, and your local media.
2. Start using the Spirit Day kit by writing your school administrators or local public officials and ask them to participate by going purple on October 19 in a stand against bullying. The easy-to-use letter templates can be copy and pasted to an email or word document.
3. Then, share the Spirit Day kit through Facebook and Twitter and ask your friends to bring Spirit Day to their communities as well. Suggested tweet: I just downloaded the #SpiritDay kit from @glaad to help my community go purple against bullying on 10/19: http://www.glaa
By committing to show your support for LGBT youth by turning your community 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! 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.
Tweet about your support for Spirit Day:Tweet #SpiritDay