Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) 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 — “go purple” on October 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBTQ teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.
For more about Spirit Day visit: http://www.glaad.org/spiritday