Spirit Day

Purple/People: This day is about more than just the clothes

GLAAD consultant Jeremy Hooper talks about the striking parallels between the work we do on the Commentator Accountability Project and the awareness we are raising on #SpiritDay.

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October 19, 2012

Lee Thompson aka Uncle Poodle talks on #SpiritDay about growing up in the South and being bullied

Lee Thompson, the uncle of 7-year-old Alana Thompson who reached fame by appearing on the hit TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and telling his coming out story to the Georgia Voice, took time to speak with GLAAD about how we all need to support LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying on Spirit Day.
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October 18, 2012

Believe Out Loud Launches 'Paint America in Rainbows' on #SpiritDay

On Spirit Day, as we are surrounded by a sea of purple, ballot questions about marriage equality to be voted on until November 6 may seem a ways off, but marriage equality and bullying are two sides of the same coin. Believe Out Loud chose Spirit Day to launch their latest campaign, Paint America in Rainbows.

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October 18, 2012

Spirit Day: Community Organizations Empower LGBT Youth of Color

LGBT organizations that focus on LGBT youth of color show their unwavering support for Spirit Day, demonstrating their commitment to making schools safer for LGBT youth.

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October 19, 2012

America Wakes Up to #SpiritDay Purple on Morning Television

Spirit Day is off to a good start with many talk show hosts showing their support to LGBT youth and taking a stand against bullying.
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Cast of Bare Goes Purple for #SpiritDay, Post Anti-Bullying Video

The cast of the new Off-Broadway musical BARE went purple today to celebrate Spirit Day and they went a step further with a video talking about the importance of taking a stand against bullying, supporting LGBT youth and celebrating differences.
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