Spirit Day is still two days away, but already a number of famous faces are spreading the word about going purple this Thursday, October 17. On that day, they will join millions of Americans in taking a stand against bullying and showing support for LGBT youth. Check out who is already excited to wear their purple this Thursday.
David and Tina Long know all too well the indescribable pain that bullying inflicts on victims, families and friends. On October 17th, 2009 their son Tyler Long died by suicide after being severely bullied at school for several years.
A new study has demonstrated the long-term effects of bullying and the importance of anti-bullying programs, such as Spirit Day, when millions of people will wear purple to oppose bullying and stand in solidarity with LGBT youth.
The mothers at POPSUGAR Moms are partnering with Google and GLAAD to host a Google Hangout on October 17th devoted to learning about bullying and the best methods to foster safe and tolerant communities and schools.
Launched on October 1st, PACER's WE WILL Generation is a program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement, and calls all students to speak out against bullying and make a positive change in their communities.
For the second year in a row, American Apparel has launched an online Spirit Day store in support of LGBT youth and as part of the international, united stand against bullying taking place on Thursday, October 17th.