Today is #SpiritDay…the day we all renew our pledge to support LGBT Youth.
For readers who may not be familiar with #SpiritDay, here is a description from the GLAAD website:
What is Spirit Day?
Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens in 2010, GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.
Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday in October, during National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBT youth.
This year GLAAD will celebrate Spirit Day on October 15 where we will all stand together; communities, corporations, celebrities, landmarks, faith groups, sports leagues, schools and so much more, to send a message of solidarity and acceptance to LGBT youth.
DISTRICT DEEDS URGES EVERYONE:
Read and USE the SpiritDay-2015-ARK-Teachers Anti Bullying Resource Kit for Parents and Educators
Watch the videos:
“I never thought it would be ok to be me” #SpiritDay
De corazón: Latinas hablan de la importancia de la aceptación #SpiritDay
Sometimes the smallest thing can mean the world #SpiritDay
Francisca Salcedo said:
Thanks Frank for helping to create awareness of the plight of many young people who suffer in silence. We can all offer our support and understanding to kids who are being bullied or feel misunderstood because of who they are.