Non-profits, large and small, are bringing #SpiritDay to the people

Spirit Day is lighting up social media, television, businesses, and probably even your local community purple. However, Spirit Day is a grassroots movement, with organizations large and small participating. In states arount the country, local community centers, youth organizations, statewide LGBTQ organizations, and social service agencies are going purple. These organizations are engaging their staff, members and followers on social media and in person. 

We are thankful for every non-profit or advocacy organization who went purple. Check out the following Spirit Day posts from a wide vareity of non-profits.

Equality for HER

Athlete Ally

Georgia Equality

Tyler Clementi Foundation

Child Development

Youth Pride Rockland

NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

Bi Resource Center

National Eating Disorder Association


Bi Trans Alliance

All Out Knoxville

Mpowerment Project

Scouts for Equality

CenterLink LGBT

Different Drummers

Rhode Island STD Clinic

Happy Hippie Foundation

Long Island Association for AIDS Care

Lambda Legal

One Pulse Foundation

The Ally Coalition

I See Bullying

Planned Parenthood NYC Action

National Center for Transgender Equality

Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington

Straight But Not Narrow


Giving Compass

All Out

Cleveland Foundation

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.