Latest #SpiritDay News
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.
Many celebrities took a stand against bullying and sent a powerful statement to LGBT youth and bullies alike that people should be accepted for who they are and students should be allowed to attend school without fear of being harassed.
Your Stories from #SpiritDay! | 10/21/11
Youth across the country share how they participated in Spirit Day and what it means to them to see so much PURPLE!
Senator Patty Murray and staff supported Spirit Day.
Right now the Jersey Shore stars are gearing up for tonight's Italian set season finale, but four of them were celebrating Spirit Day today in some creative ways.
The CW has gone purple today and has been showing its support for Spirit Day on Twitter alongside Seventeen Magazine!
MTV Turns Purple in Honor of Spirit Day | 10/20/11
In honor of Spirit Day, MTV went purple across the board.
Yahoo! Shows Off Their Spirit Day Pride! | 10/20/11
Yahoo! really went all out for Spirit Day. Beyond going purple on Facebook and Twitter, Yahoo! asked employees to do the same and featured a blog post about Spirit Day on the Yahoo! OMG Blog, in which they tout the features of Spirit Day from its youth-inspired roots to its star studded power.
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