Latest #SpiritDay News
Growing up in the new South Africa, I was lucky enough to not be a victim of apartheid.
#SpiritDay Participants Fun. Partner with Rachel Antonoff to Launch The Ally Coalition for LGBT Equality | 10/15/12
Spirit Day participants Fun. are partnering with Rachel Antonoff for the launch of The Ally Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring people to take action in the movement for LGBT equality.
#SpiritDay Ambassadors Featured On HuffPost Gay Voices This Week! Read Post From Trans Advocate Janet Mock! | 10/15/12
This week, The Huffington Post's Gay Voices section will feature Spirit Day Ambassadors! Read today's piece from Janet Mock!
Go purple on Facebook and Twitter by turning your profle pictures purple!
Ally Week starts today! Join GLSEN and students nationwide and become an ally for LGBT youth!
The students of Virginia’s Radford University are taking a stand and letting the community know that they don’t like bullying.
Get your purple American Apparel gear! On #SpiritDay, purple, the color that represents 'Spirit' on the rainbow flag, is worn in support of LGBT youth.
PepsiCo: We support #SpiritDay | 10/12/12
PepsiCo joins a growing list of companies, schools, TV shows, websites, and celebrities going purple for #SpiritDay on 10/19.
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