Spirit Day

Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. http://glaad.org/spiritday

Millions to 'go purple' for Spirit Day on October 19

Hosts of Good Morning America, The Talk, Days of Our Lives cast, Facebook, the NBA, Dianna Agron, Chaz Bono, DJ Pauly D, Fran Drescher, Fun., Joel McHale, Sir Ian McKellan, Maria Menounos, Wendy Williams and more pledge to wear purple in stand against bullying

Churches Kick Off Ally Week and Look Ahead to #SpiritDay

Spirit Day isn’t until this Friday, but many churches used their weekend worship to kick off Ally Week, leading up to Spirit Day. Last Sunday, GLAAD challenged participants to ask their place of worship to go purple. So far, over 50 religious organizations and congregations have signed on to participate in Spirit Day, and many got the ball rolling over the weekend.

Why Not Wear Purple on Friday?

Friday marks another commemoration as well, which many Catholics might not know about. It’s called “Spirit Day,” an invitation to stand against bullying and violence targeting gay and lesbian students in American schools. This should be a no-brainer for Catholics, who are called by Christ to support those who suffer or struggle in any way, particularly those on the margins.

America Magazine
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October 15, 2012

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