Showing posts with label LGBT ‘Spirit Day’ 2011. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LGBT ‘Spirit Day’ 2011. Show all posts

LGBT ‘Spirit Day’ 2011

Around the world – Today (20.october) people will be wearing purple for LGBT ‘Spirit Day’ to honor the memory of the teens, who took their own lives as a result of bullying and to show support to our youth.

We wear purple in Georgia
. We aren't afraid to show our love for people who need it and if wearing purple is what it takes, we’ll do it. Suicide in any aspect is something that does not need to happen especially because of the way that a person is. If a person is ridiculed for the way they were born, then there is something wrong. we would like to be part of the solution so yes, we will wear purple! Not only for our gay friends but for all of the gay people in the world in need of support, love and kindness.

Spirit day was created by teenager Brittany McMillan, a Canadian teenager, who wanted to bring awareness about bullying and suffered by LGBT teens.

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Her Facebook page reads:

“It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in memory of the recent gay suicides. Many of them suffered from homophobic abuse in their schools or in their homes. We want to take a stand to say that we will not tolerate this. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th to remember all the lives of LGBTQ youth that have been lost due to homophobia. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.”