Latest #SpiritDay News
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.
A high school bully humiliated Zooey Deschanel by spitting in her face between classes.
A 15-year-old girl was attacked and beaten during lunch at Palo Verde High School in Nevada. It is being described as a case of bullying that turned violent. The incident was caught on video. This comes days before millions of people wear purple for Spirit Day as a sign to oppose bullying.
Hangout with BOYS on #SpiritDay | 10/15/13
Editors of BOYS, a gay anthology from Thought Catalog Books, are hosting a Google Hangout in honor of Spirit Day 2013 on October 17th.
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