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.
Who's got spirit for Spirit Day? MLB, MLS, NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, UFC, and WWE, that's who.
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.
GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) is going purple on October 17 for Spirit Day to stand against bullying and show support for LGBT youth, just before the start of Ally Week.