7 ways to 'go purple' this Spirit Day

Take a stand against bullying this October 19th!

Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately experience bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to "go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

Here are 7 ways to "go purple" on #SpiritDay!

1): TAKE THE PLEDGE!

Click here to take the pledge by adding your name to the list of supporters of Spirit Day! Show LGBTQ youth that you've got their back.

2): WEAR PURPLE! (shocker, I know)

Wear purple on Thursday, October 19th to show your support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying. Click here to check out official Spirit Day apparel!

3): GO PURPLE ONLINE, TOO!

Turn your social media profile pictures and cover photos purple!

4): SHARE YOUR SUPPORT!

Post a photo of yourself in your Spirit Day purple to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter using hashtag #SpiritDay. You can write your own messages of support, share your personal story, or just copy and paste this message: "I’m against bullying! Take the #SpiritDay pledge if you are, too! http://glaad.org/spiritday."

5): SPREAD THE WORD!

Encourage friends, family, coworkers and your school to take the pledge and go purple on October 19th! Share this video online!

6): LEARN THE FACTS…

Learn about LGBTQ issues, including statistics on bullying, by checking out resources on GLAAD's Spirit Day website.

7): BRING THE CONVERSATION TO SCHOOL

Make sure your school takes bullying against LGBTQ students seriously by talking to your teachers, professors, administrators, and friends about what you learned and how we can all help!

We can help end bullying against LGBTQ students because of their identities, but we need your support. Together, there's so much we can accomplish. There's no wrong way to go purple—show your support and stand up for LGBTQ students and classmates!

Take the #SpiritDay pledge and go purple on Thursday, October 19th!

About Spirit Day

Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan in response to numerous young LGBTQ lives lost to suicide, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, and advocates around the world, all joining together to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth.

As anti-LGBTQ policies, hate crimes, and harassment are on the rise, it is now especially important to let all marginalized youth know they are supported.

This year, Spirit Day is on October 19, 2017. Take the Spirit Day pledge to show LGBTQ youth you've got their backs at glaad.org/spiritday. Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.

Issues: 
7 ways to 'go purple' this Spirit Day | GLAAD

Error

Status message

Created three snippet files based on configuration.
The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.