The rainbow flag is a defining symbol for LGBT people, but it’s the purple stripe that we’ll celebrate in a special way tomorrow. Purple is said to be symbolic of spirit – and so, in support of the LGBT bullying victims and to raise awareness, a very purple Spirit Day was born.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 will mark the second Spirit Day observance. Despite only being two years old, Spirit Day has garnered a great deal of attention thanks to GLADD, some high profile celebrities and the hundreds of thousands of participants like YOU!
Want to be a part of Spirit Day? Here are a few ideas:
- Join countless celebrities and people all across this country by wearing purple.
- Shade your Facebook, Twitter and/or Google+ picture purple.
- Tweet with the hashtag #SpiritDay.
- Ask your company or school to turn their website purple for the day.
- Talk about Spirit Day on your Tumblr or blog.
- Upload a YouTube video about bullying.
- Change your desktop background to purple – and explain to your coworkers and friends why.
Spirit Day is all about showing support and increasing awareness. As we reach a critical mass of attention, it becomes easier to push the legislation that we so urgently need (i.e., 32 states don’t have laws protecting kids from bullying).
Let me know how you’ll be participating in Spirit Day through the comments below!