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Go Purple for Spirit Day and Stop Bullying

Thursday Oct 17, 2013
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Join millions who will wear purple on Spirit Day, October 17, in a stand against bulling and show support LGBT youth. You can also go purple online and help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are.

Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures will wear purple, which symbolizes ’spirit’ on the rainbow flag.

The idea for Spirit Day came from teenager named Brittany McMillan, who wanted to remember those young people who lost their lives to suicide and to take a stand against bullying.

Everyone from Oprah to Cher and organizations Facebook and MTV have gone purple for Spirit Day. Even the White House has joined the cause!

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.

You can also download the Spirit Day resource kit, which has ways you can turn your community purple. Spirit Day participants can also spread the word and tell their friends that they standing up against bullying.

Learn more & go purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday.

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