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.
YOU Made Spirit Day Happen - Now Tell Us Your Stories!
Yesterday you and hundreds of thousands of other people-- including celebrities, news professionals, teachers, and students--wore purple and committed in solidarity to speak out against anti-gay bullying as part of the national Spirit Day observance. Check out a slideshow of photos below, and see who participated yesterday in this blog post.
So on this day after -- GLAAD now asks you to send us your Spirit Day stories! We will highlight some of the submitted stories in upcoming blog posts over the next few weeks.
Please go to www.glaad.org/spiritday/stories to submit your personal story highlighting how you chose to commemorate the day!
- What did you wear on Spirit Day? Did you make your profile picture purple? If you have links to photos of yourself, please include them.
- How did you speak out against anti-LGBT bullying?
- What else can we do to stop anti-LGBT bullying?
The idea behind Spirit Day was first created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month in response to the youth who took their own lives due to anti-LGBT bullying. For more background information about Spirit Day, please visit www.glaad.org/spiritday.
Please see our Flickr slideshow below, and add your photos to the Spirit Day Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/spiritday
Thanks for your participation! Together we make a difference!