by GLAAD | Updated on 9.10.18
On October 18, 2018, millions of Americans and people around the world will “go purple” on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth. In an effort to close the gap between growing legal protections and lived LGBTQ acceptance, GLAAD is once again leading the charge to inspire and engage the participation of individuals, celebrities, corporations, small businesses, media outlets, schools, local communities and even national landmarks.
It is more important than ever to show LGBTQ youth and young people everywhere that you are committed to ensuring their ability to live safely and authentically. On Spirit Day, participants can easily demonstrate their support for LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults simply by going purple: wearing it, talking about bullying, and taking action online and in local communities.
Pledging to "go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.
Click here to learn about other ways to participate.
Written by GLAAD
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Everyone deserves to live their lives with dignity and respect,no matter what your race, religion, political beliefs, or gender. All bullying needs to stop!
In our Country (CANADA), we enjoy a mosaic within this Country that we are so very proud of. However, there are elements within each Province who would want to turn back or destroy all that we have accomplished to suit their own political gains. We must stop the likes of the Scheer's, Kenny, Ford, and those behind the scene's who are pulling their strings, or we will be in CHAOS, like our Southern Neighbours. We do NOT NEED THIS, nor do we want it. We are a beautiful, vibrant and inclusive Country, we Pride ourselves in being so. Please be vigilant and listen carefully to those who want to destroy all that is good about this Country and lead us into a path of hatred and chaos. Bob Peacock Vancouver, B.C.
I will support everyone
Bullying seriously needs to stop, this is too obvious of a statement. Cyber bullying is out of control too, but I don’t know how you can possibly stop that from continuing.