Monday, October 18, 2010

Wear Purple on Oct. 20 and Support Spirit Day

How can you help show your support for the teens who took their lives because of anti-LGBT bullying? Join NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania in wearing purple on Spirit Day (Wednesday, Oct. 20)!

According to GLAAD's Spirit Day page,

"Spirit Day honors the teenagers who had taken their own lives in recent weeks. But just as importantly, it's also a way to show the hundreds of thousands of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youth who face the same pressures and bullying, that there is a vast community of people who support them...Wearing purple on October 20 is a simple way to show the world that you stand by these courageous young people and a simple way to stand UP to the bullies. Remember those lives we've tragically lost, and show your solidarity with those who are still fighting."

Visit GLAAD's Spirit Day page for other great ways to show your support for this cause!

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