Latest #SpiritDay News
Actress, singer, and activist extraordinaire Demi Lovato will be participating in 2013's Spirit Day on October 17th to take a stand against bullying and support LGBT teens and young adults.
#SpiritDay for your smartphone | 10/10/13
App-ly yourself this Spirit Day (on October 17!) with the new Spirit Day app, powered by Toyota Financial Services. Available for free in both the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play Store.
Westfield Group, one of the world's largest shopping center portfolios, is going really, really purple for Spirit Day.
TV Land's 'Hot in Cleveland' stars Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, and Jane Leeves are among the millions that will 'go purple' for Spirit Day on October 17 in a stand against bullying.
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In order to show her support for LGBT youth, Wendy is "going purple" this Spirit Day and YOU can take part too.
LGBT History Month runs all of October, and more schools are participating.
In 2012, the Los Angeles Unified (CA), Broward County (FL), and Palm Beach County (FL) school districts became the first districts to collaborate in the LGBT History Month. In 2013, they are joined by Fresno Unified (CA), Baltimore County (MD), Charlotte-Mecklenberg County (NC) and Philadelphia (PA) school districts. The seven school districts include a total of almost 1,450,000 students.
What is Spirit Day?
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 by high school student Brittany McMillan 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 & go purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday.
GLAAD thanks the Terry K. Watanabe Charitable Trust for supporting Spirit Day