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

FACEBOOK, CNBC, MTV, PEPSICO, and SEVENTEEN JOIN CONAN O’BRIEN, SONJA MORGAN, MEHCAD BROOKS, JAMIE PRESSLEY AND MILLIONS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST ANTI-LGBT BULLYING BY ‘GOING PURPLE’ ON SPIRIT DAY, OCTOBER 20

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) will join millions of lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and allies by participating in Spirit Day and wearing purple on October 20, 2011. Wearing purple on this day symbolizes support for LGBT people and against bullying of LGBT teens. For more information visit: www.glaad.org/spiritday. Anti-bullying PSA videos were also released starring Russell Simmons, Rev. Al Sharpton, Lisa Vanderpump and more at www.glaad.org/amplifyyourvoice.

Gearing Up for Spirit Day with its Founder, Brittany McMillan

This October 20th will mark the second annual observation of Spirit Day, and we are once again thrilled to be teaming up with the event’s creator, 16 year-old Brittany McMillan, to raise awareness of the issues impacting LGBT young people, to highlight the need to show support, and to encourage people to “go purple!”

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