Latest #SpiritDay News
For those contending for the World Series trophy, most colors are red, blue and orange, but not for today. You will see purple across all baseball teams.
Going purple is just the beginning—take action by posting an It Gets Better video with the #spiritday tag!
Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the history of Archie Comics, will be taking a stand against bullying as an ambassador for 2013's Spirit Day, showing support for LGBT youth everywhere. Watch what his creator had to say when he came by GLAAD.
Morning shows across networks broadcast their support for Spirit Day today, taking a stand against bullying and showing their support for LGBT youth. From ABC's 'Good Morning America,' NBC's 'TODAY,' to CNN's 'New Day,' CNBC, and VH1's 'Big Morning Buzz,' anchors put on their purple and leant their support to what's become the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the country.
GLAAD and OPEN Finance announce financial services support for #SpiritDay including CNBC hosts, the New York Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ Marquee | 10/17/13
GLAAD and OPEN Finance today announced financial industry support for Spirit Day, with many landmarks, media and companies spreading the message of support for LGBT youth.
It's officially Spirit Day in most of the world, and people everywhere have already started going purple to stand against bullying.
Oprah Winfrey goes purple for #SpiritDay | 10/16/13
Oprah Winfrey started Spirit Day off on twitter by changing her profile picture to purple for Spirit Day and encouraging her 21.5 million followers to stand up against bullying!
A few of the students and educators participating in Spirit Day this year are making their voices heard, explaining why it's important to support the youngest members of the LGBT community through grassroots initiatives.
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