Latest #SpiritDay News
Comcast and NBCUniversal are going purple this Thursday and getting the word out about Spirit Day to show support for LGBT youth and stand up against bullying.
Hola Ciudad Covers Spirit Day | 10/16/13
The web site Hola Ciudad is covering Spirit Day, letting its readers know, in Spanish, all about this important event, tomorrow.
On October 17th, Atlanta will welcome a legion of purple-clad activists, publishers, bloggers, and producers eager to participate in the Salon LGBTQ, a series of seminars devoted to discussing and developing the role of social media in the LGBT experience.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is getting ready for Spirit Day, with both their on-air logo and social media channels set to go purple on Thursday, October 17 in support of LGBT youth. This is the first time that OWN has changed its logos to recognize a social initiative.
Help spread the word about #SpiritDay | 10/15/13
Now that you've gone purple for Spirit Day by changing your profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter, help us spread the word.
Spirit Day is almost here, and many celebrities are already participating by wearing purple and sending messages of support to LGBT youth.
TV and radio personality Nick Cannon joins the constellation of Spirit Day stars.
Thursday is Spirit Day, when millions of people will go purple to oppose bullying and in support of LGBT youth. Recent news from around the country demonstrate how important opposing bullying is. In Miami, twelve year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick took her own life after nearly a year of bullying by as many as 15 girls.
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