Latest #SpiritDay News
Today, the White House joined millions in a stand against bullying for Spirit Day.
Spirit Day participants are wearing purple or going purple online today in a stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT young people. Spirit Day began in 2010 to commemorate young LGBT lives lost to suicide. Each year, GLAAD organizes hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, faith groups, school districts, colleges and universities to speak out for LGBT youth on Spirit Day. Highlights from the fourth annual Spirit Day include:
CNBC goes Spirit Day purple for fourth year! | 10/17/13
CNBC employees, anchors and reporters are wearing purple today in honor of Spirit Day. The network is sending a message of support to LGBT youth for the fourth year in a row.
Bright and early on Spirit Day morning, "Good Morning America" host Sam Champion chatted with a particularly purple posse in the audience about standing up to anti-LGBT bullying.
Today is Spirit Day, and October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As part of an effort to raise awareness of the issue POPSUGAR Moms and Google+ cohosted a Google Hangout today.
Don't Cross the Line with MLS for #SpiritDay | 10/17/13
Soccer fans unite! Go the extra yard for Spirit Day and take Major League Soccer's Don’t Cross the Line pledge.
On Spirit Day, several landmarks turned purple to support LGBT youth and oppose bullying.
The faithful purple spirit on #SpiritDay | 10/17/13
A great number of faith based organizations went purple today for Spirit Day to show their opposition to bullying and support for LGBT youth. They have shaded their websites purple and are displaying photographs of Spirit Day participants.
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