My name is Brittany McMillan, but you probably know me as the founder of Spirit Day. In 2010, I asked people all around the world to wear purple in support of LGBT youth who are being bullied and in memory of several LGBT-perceived teen suicides. The response that year was overwhelming and I expected not to have to do it again the next year. But along came September and I was reading about more LGBT teen suicides and I knew we had to run Spirit Day again. Now, Spirit Day has become an annual event and we are hoping you will participate again this year….
So on October 19th, wear purple. And on the days leading up to it, talk about Spirit Day, talk about equality and tolerance. Let people know that you are accepting and that you will not stand for bullying because the best way to start a movement is to get talking. Also this year, GLAAD and I have come up with some fantastic ideas and ways to take action and I’d encourage you to participate, as well as find your own ways to support Spirit Day. So we’ll keep you updated, but please, spread the word. You never know who just might need to hear it.