Latest #SpiritDay News
Arizona Superintendent Should Apologize | 10/31/11
Thursday, October 20th was Spirit Day, when millions of Americans wore purple and spoke out against bullying of LGBT youth.
Spirit Day Recap with Brittany McMillan | 10/27/11
GLAAD sits down for another round of Q&A with Spirit Day founder Brittany McMillan
Millions of Americans celebrated Spirit Day on October 20 by 'going purple' to stand up against bullying and send a message to LGBT youth that it's okay to be who you are.
En América Latina, se sumaron al Día del Espíritu organizaciones LGBT y los medios de comunicación, creando un movimiento transnacional para conmemorar la fecha.
Latin American media and LGBT organizations united to create a transnational movement to commemorate Spirit Day.
California State University Long Beach's GSA took their Spirit Day celebration a step further, yesterday, with some eye catching public performance. CSULB GSA organizer and GLAAD Entertainment Intern Anthony Nget shares his experience of taking part and why it was so important for the whole campus to see them go purple.
Stars of nighttime television support Spirit Day by wearing purple while on-air.
De Telemundo a Jenni Rivera: El Amor y Apoyo para el Día del Espíritu se Hicieron Sentir en los Medios | 10/21/11
La importante participación de celebridades latinos y los medios de comunicación en español demuestra a los jóvenes LGBT latinos y a sus familias que hay mucho apoyo y aceptación de su comunidad.
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