Wear Purple October 20
October 20, 2010 by staff
To raise awareness of the recent suicides of gay teens harassed, Brittany McMillan Canadian teenager has launched a global “Spirit Day” on October 20, asking people to use the color that represents the “spirit” of the LGBT movement. Through Facebook, McMillan has won hundreds of thousands of supporters and vowed to bring his lilac, violet, mauve or the best way to raise awareness.
On his Facebook page McMillan writes: “Many [young people] suffered homophobic abuse in their schools or at home We want to take a position to say that we will not tolerate this purple represents the spirit of the LGBT banner that. . exactly what we would like everyone to have with you:. spirit ”
There has been some controversy in which McMillan not get approval from the families of the seven teenagers killed themselves, which responds to your Facebook page, but her idea has spread like wildfire and tens of other websites and organizations have joined the cause.
Another Facebook page has over 1,300,000 people who say they are committed to bringing purple. The Gay & Le****n Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has a “Purple Ribbon” page allows people to “Purple their profile” on Facebook or Twitter. A “Make It Better” video offers a set of tools for posters and other items to help raise awareness and promote education about the LGBTQ bullying. A sign on a Tumblr page McMillan writes that he got his best all Buy in Columbus, Ohio, to be.
What are you waiting for? We know you have purple pants somewhere …
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