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Spirit Day: Go Purple today (Thursday 17 October) for #SpiritDay
Me with Red Ribbon
rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
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Photo credit: http://www.glaad.org/spiritday

Cut and pasted from the Spirit Day Website:

What is Spirit Day?

An annual day held on the third Thursday of 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.

Spirit Day was started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan 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 17th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.

Get involved on Twitter by using the hashtag #SpiritDay.

Follow the link for all the information:
http://www.glaad.org/spiritday

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Photo credit: http://www.glaad.org/spiritday

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Well by happy chance I have been wearing a purple top today. Glad to find out that I was doing so inadvertently for a good cause. :-))

That is exactly what you said last year!

Maybe you should just admit that you live in purple!

Did I? Ha! Purple is my favourite colour... :-))

Oops! Well at least I can say with confidence that it wasn't the same purple top as last year...

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