Latest #SpiritDay News
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.
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.
Catholics and African-American pastors speak out about marriage. Evangelicals continue to hear pro-LGBT arguments. And Jews worry whether marriage equality is too...equal? The LGBT Religion News Summary elevates the week’s LGBT and faith related stories.
Want to win an XBox 360? Gaymercon, the first convention dedicated to LGBT “geek culture,” is teaming up with GLAAD to go purple for Spirit Day on October 19 and send messages of support by hosting a video contest to promote awareness.
This year, Reaching Out is partnering with GLAAD and taking a stand against bullying by going purple for #SpiritDay.
Marriage Equality, New York Times, Muslim Mr. Gay Denmark and More! LGBT Religion News Summary | 09/21/12
GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. To find out more, visit www.glaad.org/faith.
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