Spirit Day Observed Oct. 16

BTL Staff
By | 2014-10-16T09:00:00-05:00 October 16th, 2014|Michigan, News|

By BTL Staff

Oct. 16 is this year’s Spirit Day, an event created by GLAAD to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, corporations, organizations and public figures wear the color purple in honor of the “spirit” stripe on the LGBT rainbow flag. The color is worn to stand against bullying, specifically that often experienced by LGBT youth; according to GLSEN’s 2011 National School Climate Survey, eight out of every 10 LGBT children and adolescents have reported being bullied.

To show involvement, “take the pledge to go purple” at http://glaad.org/spiritday or use “#spiritday” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

About the Author:

BTL Staff
Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 25th anniversary.