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What is Spirit Day?

Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face 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.

Why it Matters

85.2% of LGBTQ students report being verbally harassed
63.5% of LGBTQ students report hearing homophobic remarks from teachers and/or school staff because of their gender expression
57.6% of LGBTQ students did not report experiences of bullying because they doubted an intervention
57.6% of LGBTQ students feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation
48.6% of LGBTQ students have experienced cyberbullying
63.5% of LGBTQ students who did report an incident said that school staff did nothing in response or told the student to ignore it

Stats via GLSEN’s 2015 National School Climate Survey


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