Latest #SpiritDay News
GSA Network Helps Students Take a Stand Against Bullying, Support LGBT Youth in their Schools | 10/09/12
The Gay-Straight Alliance Network has a ton of resources to help students create new GSA clubs and take existing clubs to the next level just in time for Spirit Day on October 19.
Thank those adults in your life who have promised to go purple to stand against bullying.
Great Coming Out Day Theatre Event in LA | 10/08/12
On Oct. 11, Casa 0101 Theater, in collaboration with the Latino Equality Alliance, will present the 2nd annual Brown & Out Theater Festival featuring 10 LGBTQ-themed plays about Latino/a youth.
Does your school have a GSA? You should ask your school administrators and find out. If not, you can learn more about starting a GSA at GLSEN’s website.
Now that you’ve taken the pledge to go purple, ask your place of worship if they will go purple with you on Spirit Day.
Now that you've taken the Spirit Day pledge to go purple in a stand against bullying, help us bring Spirit Day to even more people by talking to others about it.
When you text PURPLE to 80888, you are supporting the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day to end bullying and support LGBT youth!
Now that you've taken the Spirit Day pledge to go purple in a stand against bullying, you can make a donation to support #SpiritDay! Help GLAAD keep the Spirit alive by donating $10.19 (or whatever you can) today.
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