LGBTQ organizations across the U.S. South go purple for #SpiritDay

Throughout the southern United States, numerous LGBTQ advocacy organizations joined GLAAD to pledge their support fir LGBTQ youth this Spirit Day. In addition to their incredible day-to-day work advocating for LGBTQ communities, these organizations also went purple on October 19 to take a stand against bullying. Here is how some of these organizations went purple this #SpiritDay!

Equality Florida:


Tennessee Equality Project:


Georgia Equality:


Equality Texas:


Equality North Carolina:


GLAAD is thankful for the incredible work these organizations do every day to advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities in the south. Click on the name of each organization to learn more about the amazing work they do!

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.