Bridging "The Gap" to LGBTQ+ acceptance on #SpiritDay

This Spirit Day, The Gap has joined GLAAD in going purple to stand against bullying and in support of LGBTQ youth. To demonstrate its dedication to stopping anti-LGBTQ bullying, The Gap has asked all its headquarters worldwide and store teams in the U.S. to go purple to celebrate #SpiritDay. The Gap has always encouraged its buyers to live their truest life through their fashion design and campaign initiatives: “Live your life to the best, be authentic, treat other people the way you want to be treated.”


Gap Outlet Store #7782 showing our support for #gapgear and #spiritday !

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Additionally, The Gap released a blog about teaming with the United Nations to confront anti-LGBTQ discrimination across the globe.

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 Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.