GLAAD Presents Spirit Day 2014

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Spirit Day

Everyone is encouraged to go purple & participate on social media for Spirit Day on Thursday October 16th. Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) youth & to speak out against bullying.ย 

spirit2014Spirit Day was started in 2010 as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives after facing bullying incidents. Spirit Day has since garnered widespread support from celebrities, TV news & entertainment programs, corporations, organizations, schools, local communities & even national landmarks. This year actress & trans activist Laverne Cox, the Emmy nominated โ€œOrange is the New Blackโ€ star will light the iconic Empire State Building in purple on October 16th.

This is first time that the New York landmark has taken a stand against bullying & gone purple for Spirit Day. Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO of GLAAD stated, โ€œBy recognizing National Bullying Prevention Month & lighting in purple for Spirit Day, the worldโ€™s most famous office building is supporting countless kids across the world. At a time when eight in 10 LGBT youth are harassed at school, itโ€™s critical that we let them know itโ€™s okay to be who you are.โ€ Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its national partners PepsiCo & Wells Fargo, as well as official partner Comcast-NBC Universal & supporting partners American Eagle Outfitters & Kirkland & Ellis.

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GLAAD Presents Spirit Day 2014

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