Latest #SpiritDay News
Over a dozen Latino organizations are participating in Spirit Day this year, ensuring that the message of acceptance and respect for LGBT youth is reaching as many Americans as possible.
Spirit Day is quickly approaching and stars of the stage have taken to Twitter to show their support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying.
Ohio Superintendent Tells Mom Jennifer Tyrrell that #SpiritDay is "Not Our Fight." Join Her Today and Support LGBT Youth in All Schools! | 10/17/12
#SpiritDay Ambassador Jennifer Tyrrell is calling on local students to go purple after superintendent refuses.
MTV, VH1, BET, Logo, Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D, Sammi Giancola, and more to stand for LGBT youth on #SpiritDay | 10/17/12
MTV, VH1, CMT, BET, Logo, TV Land, TeenNick, Paramount Pictures and Jersey Shore are going purple this Friday for #SpiritDay in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth!
ABC stars go purple for #SpiritDay | 10/16/12
Stars and producers of several of ABC Network’s top shows will be going purple for Spirit Day this Friday, October 19 to show their support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying.
Las Vegas goes purple for #SpiritDay! | 10/16/12
The Las Vegas Strip – including the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign - will go purple for Spirit Day on 10/19, joining other iconic landmarks, celebrities and millions of Americans in a stand against bullying and to show support for LGBT youth.
This year’s Spirit Day participants will include more Latino celebrities than in previous years, spreading the message of support for LGBT youth and against bullying is spreading beyond the U.S. borders.
Para el Día del Espíritu de este año se contará con la participación de más celebridades latinas que en años anteriores, haciendo llegar a países fuera de Estados Unidos el mensaje de aceptación y respeto para jóvenes LGBT y en contra del acoso y hostigamiento.
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