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 7
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.
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#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action – Day 7, October 7
Churches, synagogues, mosques, and faith gatherings of all kinds will be sharing a message that matches the theme of Spirit Day. Anti-bullying messages are even stronger when they come from faith communities, stressing that each one of us is unique and special. This year, we want anti-bullying messages to be heard across all religions and faith traditions.
Ask your congregation to use purple banners, bulletins, and ribbons at the nearest worship service. Put an announcement out, inviting everyone to wear purple. Take a group photo with all the purple. Talk about bullying in youth group, or in a conversation with youth and adults. Use some of the ideas and resources from the Spirit Day Faith Page.
When you text PURPLE to 80888, you are supporting the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day to end bullying and support LGBT youth!
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: