Latest #SpiritDay News
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.
Spirit Day Ambassador Marcel Neergaard writes in the Huffington Post how important Spirit Day is for him.
Logo TV is the latest network to commit to going purple for Spirit Day on October 17, to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBT youth.
Spirit Day ambassador Darren Young is sending a message of support to LGBT youth for Spirit Day and encouraging others to do the same. The WWE Superstar has been taking to Twitter all week to take a stand against bullying and even tweeted a video.
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.
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