This will be updated on a rolling basis in preparation for Spirit Day on October 20, 2016. Please check back for updates.

2016 Participants

Want you involve your place of worship or faith organization in Spirit Day? Here's how to do it.


  • Deck your worship space out in purple for the week – Banners!
  • Invite everyone to wear purple and snap a photo
  • Encourage a message about anti-bullying
  • Plan worship themed about anti-bullying
  • Sing songs reflecting Spirit Day. Suggestions are below

Youth Group:


  • Encourage congregation members to wear purple on October 17th and at a worship service before to October 17th. Take a photo!
  • Announce Spirit Day on your congregation’s marquis or exterior sign
  • Invite congregation members to take the Spirit Day Pledge. Use your congregational newsletter, or set up lap top computers after worship for people to go to GLAAD’s Spirit Day Page
  • Change your congregational web site purple
  • Take steps to make your congregation actively welcoming of LGBT people. Kulanu: A New Guide for Congregations has wonderful suggestions
  • Bring your place of worship to visit with school officials and government leaders to offer support for safe schools
  • Write an opinion piece/letter to the editor, explaining why you and your place of worship are participating in Spirit Day

Good Ideas: