Spirit Day

On October 17th,
we wear purple.

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Today, on October 17th, people across the world are wearing purple to show their support towards the LGBTQ youth and stand up against bullying.

The idea for Spirit Day came from Brittany McMillan, who wanted to remember those who lost their lives because of bullying.

Why is everyone wearing purple today?

Source: glaad.org

Stand against bullying and show your support!

1.

How can I participate during Spirit Day?

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Go purple with your outfit and online! For example, wear a purple shirt and share a pic on Instagram.

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Educate others on the reality that LGBTQ students face each day. Share this!

60%

When it comes to LGBTQ Students in America:

felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation

missed at least a day of school because they felt unsafe

35%

76%

Source: GLSEN 2017 National School Climate Survey

avoided school functions because they felt unsafe

70%

experienced verbal harassment based on sexual orientation

experienced cyberbullying

58%

49%

Source: GLSEN 2017 National School Climate Survey

were sexually harassed (e.g., unwanted touching or sexual remarks) at school