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Cut and pasted from the Spirit Day Website:
What is Spirit Day?
Spirit Day is the annual day in October when millions of Americans wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying.
Wear Purple on #SpiritDay to Stand Against Bullying and Support LGBT Youth.
Spirit Day was started in 2010 as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives.
Observed annually, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.
Getting involved is easy - participants are asked to simply "go purple" on October 19th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.
Follow the link for all the information:
Here is a great article on Spirit Day by Shane Bitney Crone:
Spirit Day: Wear Purple and Make a Difference in Someone's Life
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