Thursday, October 21

20102010 - Spirit Day: Tumblr goes Purple!

For those who have no clue what Spirit Day is about (it's similar to Spirit Week, really!), check out the paragraphs below on GLAAD's (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) website all about today (also the reason Tumblr went purple)! Click here to pledge your support as well - purple your Twitter or Facebook profile pics!

The idea behind Spirit Day, first created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month, is a simple one, not dissimilar to the idea of "Spirit Week" held in many high schools, and can be summed up in three words: Everyone Rally Together. 
Spirit Day honors the teenagers who had taken their own lives in recent weeks. But just as importantly, it's also a way to show the hundreds of thousands of LGBT youth who face the same pressures and bullying, that there is a vast community of people who support them.
Purple symbolizes 'spirit' on the rainbow flag, a symbol for LGBT Pride that was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978. Wearing purple on October 20 is a simple way to show the world that you stand by these courageous young people and a simple way to stand UP to the bullies. Remember those lives we've tragically lost, and show your solidarity with thosewho are still fighting. 'Go Purple' today!

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself."
- Harvey S. Firestone

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