October 20, 2011

Spirit Day 2011

Today is Spirit Day! What is Spirit Day, you ask? Let me tell you...

Millions of Americans 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 teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually on October 20, 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 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.

I remember celebrating this day last year and I'm in shock of how quickly the year has passed. Since then a lot of progress has been made in regards to the LGBT community. Let's review a couple highlights!

Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed.
New York was the 6th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

I'm so proud to sport purple today in support of such an amazing and loving community.

If you would like to learn more about Spirit Day and find other ways you can support the LGBT community and the anti-bullying efforts, visit http://www.glaad.org/spiritday!

1 comment:

  1. came across your blog a couple of days ago! cute!

    thanks for sharing spirit day. wore purple today and felt good. :]