Text PURPLE to 45678 in Canada to Support #SpiritDay and LGBT Youth
Across Canada, you are making a difference!
End bullying and support LGBT youth! When you text PURPLE to 45678, you are supporting the important work GLAAD, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT) and QMUNITY do every day. (Click here if you are in the United States.)
How it works
The steps for donating are as follows:
- Text the word "PURPLE" to 45678 from your mobile phone.
- Reply "YES" to confirm your $5 donation.
- Thank you! $5 will be added to your cellular phone bill and go towards helping GLAAD, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT) and QMUNITY support LGBT youth!
Why this is important
Spirit Day Ambassador Brittany McMillan, a Canadian from Vancouver, BC, 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. QMUNITY provides LGBTQ teens with a safe space and any resources they might need, and can be a lifeline for someone being bullied. Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT) is Canada's largest LGBT organization and works to protect LGBTQ young people from bullying and harassment.
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 Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT)
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT) is Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement. Learn more at http://MyGSA.ca.
QMUNITY is BC’s leading queer resource centre. Located in Vancouver, QMUNITY is a hub for the lesbian, gay, trans, bi and queer community. Learn more at www.qmunity.ca
Support GLAAD, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT), and QMUNITY today!
End bullying and support LGBT youth! When you text PURPLE to 45678, you are supporting the important work GLAAD, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT) and QMUNITY do every day.
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