October 17th, 2013

Me with Red Ribbon

Spirit Day: Go Purple today (Thursday 17 October) for #SpiritDay

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:

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