Latest #SpiritDay News
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.
The National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Women’s Basketball Association (WNBA), Major League Soccer (MLS), the New York Stock Exchange, Times Square and Facebook will join hundreds of celebrities, corporations, news outlets and schools, as well as millions of Americans in wearing purple for Spirit Day on October 19 in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth.
#SpiritDay -- there's an app for that! | 10/01/12
GLAAD is happy to announce that you can now support Spirit Day right from your phone!
The Advocate on Monday published a commentary from Spirit Day founder Brittany McMillan, in which the teenager discusses the importance of the upcoming event, and how her personal struggle with depression drove her to create it.
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