Latest #SpiritDay News
Read 2 Billion Under 20's blog post by Spirit Day superstar Brittany McMillan
HBO has turned its social media logos purple for the day, to support LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying.
LGBT bullying exists all over the world. Maria Kozlovskaya of the Russian LGBT Network responding to the United Nations report on the Rights of the Child.
The casts of morning shows Un Nuevo Día on Telemundo and Satcha Pretto of Despierta América on Univision are among Spanis-language media hosts rocking purple today to send a message of support for LGBT youth and against bullying.
The Sundance Channel is going purple and encouraging its many viewers to take and submit purple "selfies" to send a message of support to LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying.
The Coca-Cola Company is joining GLAAD for Spirit Day, supporting LGBT youth and taking a stand against bullying!
The NHL is participating in Spirit Day, and hockey players across the country are showing their support for LGBT youth and taking a stand against bullying.
Joining the international, united stand against bullying this Spirit Day is the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
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