Winter 2011 Dresses in PURPLE! And Why your TwitPic Should be Purple Today!

by on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

You might be wondering why you keep seeing people’s twitter pictures (twitpic’s) tinted purple. That’s because people are showing their support for Spirit Day in all sorts of ways, including online. (Hey, the internet is a powerful force!)

You can find all the information you need about Spirit Day right here.

Press Release Content:

Wear Purple Online and Offline on Wednesday, October 20 to remember LGBT Youth

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today joined millions of community members and allies to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth by participating in Spirit Day and remembering those teens who have taken their own lives as a result of bullying.

In addition to wearing the color purple, GLAAD is also asking Americans to turn their Facebook and Twitter photos purple until Wednesday and to share messages of support for LGBT youth.

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“I will be wearing purple on Spirit Day,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “The tragic suicides of our youth have started an important dialogue among Americans about the dangers of bullying, and now is the time to show our children that millions of Americans accept and value them regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

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Purple symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag, a symbol for LGBT Pride that was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The goal of Spirit Day is to show LGBT youth who are victims of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment that there is a vast community of people who support them.

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The Facebook page says: “This event is not a seminar nor is it a rally. There is NO meeting place. All you have to do is wear purple.”

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LGBT youth in need of immediate help should contact The Trevor Project ‘s 24/7 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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