Latest #SpiritDay News
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.
James J. Martin, a leading Catholic theologian and Culture Editor of the Jesuit magazine America, has tweeted his support for Spirit Day. Millions of Americans will be wearing purple on October 19 to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Now that you've taken the Spirit Day pledge to go purple in a stand against bullying, watch a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) movie or TV show.
This year, GLAAD is counting down to Spirit Day with 19 Days of Action – quick and easy steps you can take each day to help stand up to bullying. Find out how you can take a stand against bullying and show your support for LGBT youth.
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