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 4, October 4, 2012
Now that you've taken the Spirit Day pledge to go purple in a stand against bullying, watch a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) movie or TV show. Check out GLAAD's What to Watch on TV and look below for some ideas:
The documentary film BULLY, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families. The movie is now playing in select theaters, and you can support The BULLY Project, support BULLY on Facebook, and follow The BULLY Movie on Twitter. You can also join Love Is Louder and support The BULLY Project by uploading your own Action Photo and expressing your action against bullying!
Tonight on FOX at 9/8c, you can catch an all new episode of Glee. In Season 4, Episode 4 "The Break-Up," Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) are caught off-guard when they get unexpected visits in New York City. Meanwhile, Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris) deal with the long distance between them, and Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) disagree on a new job offer. Glee producer Brad Falchuk says that all four main Glee couples -- Finchel, Brittana, Klaine, and Wemma -- will be tested in this episode, and not all of them are going to make it.
By committing to show your support for LGBT youth by watching a film or TV show involving LGBT people, 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: