Spirit Day: Go Purple on October 17, 2013 for #SpiritDay
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy -- participants are asked to simply "go purple" on October 17th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Learn more.
From the White House to the newsroom to Las Vegas to the classroom, millions participate in Spirit Day by wearing purple or going purple online – all in a visible stand against bullying and in support of LGBT young people. Check out photos and highlights from #SpiritDay 2012.
Pledge to go purple on October 17, 2013!
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