Spirit Day

take the pledge against bullying

Each year on Spirit Day, millions go purple to support LGBTQ youth.
Add your name below to take the pledge against bullying.

#SpiritDay 2018

what is spirit day?

LGBTQ youth disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Each year, millions go purple for Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Pledging to “go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — global and local brands and companies, world leaders, celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with youth and to take part in the largest, most visible LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign in the world.

why it matters

  • GLAAD Campus Ambassadors share the impact of bullying
  • Support LGBTQ youth and stand up against hate
  • LGBTQ students get real about bullying

learn the facts

  • 70.1%

    of LGBTQ students
    report being verbally

  • 71%

    of LGBTQ students report
    hearing homophobic
    remarks from teachers and/
    or school staff because of
    their gender expression.*

  • 53.3%

    of LGBTQ students did
    not report experiences of
    bullying because they
    doubted an intervention.*

  • 48.7%

    of LGBTQ students
    have experienced

  • 29%

    of LGBTQ youth
    have experienced
    homelessness, been kicked
    out, or run away.^

  • 86%

    of LGBTQ youth said that
    recent politics have
    negatively impacted their

  • 1 in 3 LGBTQ youth
    reported that they
    had been physically
    threatened or
    harmed in their
    lifetime due to their
    LGBTQ identity.^
  • More than half of
    transgender and
    non-binary youth

    have seriously
    considered suicide.^
  • The proportion of
    LGBTQ youth
    reporting a suicide
    attempt in recent
    years was higher
    among youth of
    than White
    non-Hispanic youth."

how to participate

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Mark your calendar | October 15, 2020