Go Social for Spirit Day

Text PURPLE to 80888 to Support #SpiritDay and LGBT Youth

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Across the United States, you are making a difference!

End bullying and support LGBT youth! When you text PURPLE to 80888, you are supporting the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day. (Click here if you are in Canada.)

A one-time donation of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your pre-paid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions and you are 18 years or older or have parental permission. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of GLAAD Spirit Day by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy Policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (specify 80888 or 85944) to stop; Text HELP to (specify 80888 or 85944) for help.

Spirit Day Ambassador Brittany McMillan came up with the idea for Spirit Day as a way to show support for LGBT young people who might be targeted by bullies, and to remember those victims of bullying whose lives were lost to suicide. GLAAD has been the driving force behind Spirit Day’s success in the media since its inception two years ago. GLAAD has inspired the media to share Spirit Day’s message far and wide, with millions upon millions of people throughout North America. GLSEN works every day to educate and empower schools and school officials to support LGBT students. GLSEN encourages students and educators to strive to create safe spaces and healthy learning environments for LGBT young people. The Trevor Project does critical work with troubled young people, many of whom have been told by bullies that there is no place for them in this world. The Trevor Project tells them the truth, which is that they are loved and cared for. All three of these organizations embody the soul of Spirit Day.

About GLAAD

GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

Learn more at www.glaad.org and sign up for GLAAD's email list.

About GLSEN

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is recognized worldwide as an innovative leader on LGBT issues in K-12 schools and bullying prevention. Through evidence-based programs and trainings, student leadership programs and groundbreaking research, GLSEN promotes respect for all and equal access to education, and helps to transform the experience of LGBT youth in our schools. GLSEN partners with schools, educators, policy makers, parents and students to create safe, effective, and respectful schools for all K-12 students.

Jeremy, a sophomore from North Dakota and a GLSEN student ambassador, is one of the tens of thousands of students who participate in GLSEN programs each year: "GLSEN is an incredible organization with amazing leaders and students behind everything we do. To see firsthand how I can change the world as part of GLSEN is the most thrilling experience of my life."

Learn more at www.glsen.org and sign up for GLSEN's email list.

About The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. Learn more at www.thetrevorproject.org and sign up for The Trevor Project's email list.

 

Click here if you are in Canada.

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A one-time donation of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your pre-paid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions and you are 18 years or older or have parental permission. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of GLAAD Spirit Day by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy Policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (specify 80888 or 85944) to stop; Text HELP to (specify 80888 or 85944) for help.

 

 

¡Tú estás marcando la diferencia!

¡Ponle fin al acoso y hostigamiento, y muestra tu apoyo a jóvenes LGBT! Al textear la palabra PURPLE a 80888, estarás apoyando la labor importante que realizan todos los días GLAAD, GLSEN y TheTrevor Project.

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