Latest #SpiritDay News
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.
Participation from celebrities and Spanish-language media on Spirit Day sent a message of community support and love to LGBT Latino youth and their families .
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.
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