#SpiritDay Resources for Young People
How can I participate in #SpiritDay?
Pledge to wear purple on October 17
The simplest way to show your support is to pledge to wear purple on October 17.
Ok, so I took the pledge. What next?
Talk to others
Talk about why you took the pledge to wear purple, and encourage your friends and classmates to do the same.
Spread the Word
Ask your friends, family, loved ones, and student groups to take the pledge and to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr.
Share Your Plans
GLAAD will be looking out for awesome people speaking out against bullying. Share your plans with us!
Turn Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pictures purple on 10/17
Use the tool at www.glaad.org/spiritday to turn your personal profile picture and/or group’s picture purple.
Share your Support
Post a Twitter or Instagram photo showing how you went purple on 10/17 using #SpiritDay.
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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 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.