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Go purple on October 15th to show your support for LGBTI youth, spread the word and stand up against bullying on GLAAD’s Spirit Day.

Spirit Day began back in 2010 following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens. GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students to show support for LGBTI youth and take a stand against bullying.



Spirit Day is held on the third Thursday in October every year, during the United States’ National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBTI youth.

You can get involved by:

  1.  Pledging to go purple for the official GLAAD Presents #SpiritDay campaign.
  2. Tell your friends about Spirit Day. Share the #SpiritDay graphics on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram and help spread the word!
  3. Tell your school and/or work place to support Spirit Day
  4. Join the official #SpiritDay event on Facebook and invite your friends.
  5. Check out the Spirit Day Resource Kit to help you engage and encourage the participation of your friends, colleagues, local media and public officials.
  6. Download the “Go Purple for #SpiritDay app for iPhone and Android. The app provides users with anti-bullying resources, calls to action, and a tool that can turn photos purple and share to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Last Updated on Oct 15, 2015

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