It’s purple day! Facebook says it is Spirit Day today which is about showing your support for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered teens and also to remember the teenagers who have committed suicide. In honor of Spirit Day, many people are electing to wear purple October 20.
Anti-gay bullying and bullying in general has to end and by showing your support on Spirit Day, we may be one step closer to achieving that. If you have a Twitter account, tweet “I’m wearing purple to end anti-LGBT bullying – make your profile pic purple today #SpiritDay http://glaad.org/spiritday.” By using the tag #SpiritDay, you’ll help make it a trending topic. Similarly on Facebook, set your status to “I’m wearing purple today to support LGBT youth – make your profile pic purple today for Spirit Day at http://glaad.org/spiritday.”
A Facebook event page entitled “October 20th: Spirit Day”, created by Tasha Gawkowski and Malcolm Zawacki read:
Purple represents Spirit on the LGBT flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.
The message is simple and by taking a stand together, maybe another tragedy can be prevented. Wear purple October 20!