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 9
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 9, October 9
Thanks for taking the Spirit Day pledge to go purple in a stand against bullying and helping us bring Spirit Day to even more people. We previously asked you to encourage other people to pledge to join you in taking the pledge, now it's time to thank them! Thank those adults in your life who have promised to go purple to stand against bullying. Be sure to tell your parents, teachers and others that you appreciate that they are standing against bullying with you.
If they ask if there is more they can do, encourage them to donate to support the work GLAAD is doing with GLSEN and The Trevor Project. They can do so by texting PURPLE to 80888!
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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