Today is Spirit Day. A day when we abound and adorn ourselves with the royal and majestic color of purple to show our solidarity in support of gay youth and AGAINST the scourge of bullying. Bullying is one of the precursors to teen suicide and other self-destructive behavior that plagues our most vulnerable. It’s disgraceful that we have to live through a season of darkness where bullying comes from the White House almost on a weekly basis. It’s disgusting. That’s why it’s even more important for us to be better, live better, and do better.
Here is some copy from the GLAAD website:
Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.
I’m a big fan of GLAAD and give them props for kinda spearheading and taking on the mantle of promoting and pushing this purplefest against bullying. If you would like to know more about Spirt Day and the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation then you can after the jump.
Cover photo for this blog shout out: Resident blogger Ronan Tetsu allowed me to snap a pic before he headed out to city college for the day.