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.
Watch: #SpiritDay Ambassador Brittany McMillan And Others Take Stand For LGBT Youth!
Another video from advocate Melanie Whitney called 'I Went Purple' features young advocates finding ways throughout the day to show support for LGBT youth and stand against bullying by going purple with posters, balloons, signs, flowers, face paint, nail polish and clothing. You can watch 'I Went Purple' below:
Advocates and young celebrities in South Africa, led by blogger Mika Stefano, created a video for SpiritDaySA.com called SpiritDaySA - PushPurple. The video encourages South Africans to go purple for #Spirit Day. You can watch the video below:
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You can also get involved by downloading GLAAD’s Spirit Day resource kit, which contains tools to help turn your community purple in a stand against bullying. Spirit Day participants can also spread the word by telling their friends that they’re going purple on 10/19. Or, you can text PURPLE to 80888 to donate $5 to support the important work GLAAD,GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day to end bullying and support LGBT youth.