Latest #SpiritDay News
LA's famed Music Center to present #SpiritDay performance of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' | 10/12/12
The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles will be celebrating Spirit Day with a special performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and are offering a special discount for GLAAD Spirit Day participants to see the show and meet the dancers!
Guest Post: The Tragedy of Amanda Todd | 10/12/12
Brittany McMillan reflects on the life of bullied teen Amanda Todd, who died by suicide this week.
Rejected Boy Scout Ryan Andreson to go purple with #SpiritDay Ambassadors Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell | 10/12/12
Spirit Day Ambassadors Zach Wahls and Jennifer Tyrrell have both spoken out in support of Ryan Andreson, whose application for Eagle Scout was rejected by the Boy Scouts of America simply because he’s gay.
Clothing giant American Apparel has launched a #SpiritDay store featuring the retailer's purple clothing items. #SpiritDay supporters receive an exclusive 10% discount and American Apparel will donate an additional 10% of all proceeds to GLAAD!
Support LGBT youth and stand against bullying! When you text PURPLE to 80888, you are supporting the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day!
Religion News Summary: Bishop Brouhaha, Black Pastors Speaking Out, and Getting into the Spirit of Spirit Day | 10/11/12
Read what happens when bishops disagree on marriage equality, when African-American pastors speak up, and when clergy get involved in marriage equality campaigns. All in this week's LGBT Religion News Summary.
GLAAD is helping students, faculty and staff at schools and colleges around the country go purple on Spirit Day!
#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action to stand up to bullying - Day 11. It's National Coming Out Day! | 10/11/12
It's NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY! As our LGBT friends and loved ones take the bold step of coming out, it is important that they know that their allies everywhere, straight or not, have their backs.
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