Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan first observed Spirit Day in October 2010 by encouraging people to wear purple in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth who are often victims of bullying. Spirit Day is now an international movement, this year being celebrated TODAY, October 17. All around the world Facebook profile pictures are changing to purple, purple clothing is being worn, petitions are being signed online, contributions are being made to the Spirit Day Fund, and supporters are even listening to the #SpiritDay channel on iHeartRadio.
GLADD, formerly "Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation," has been a frontrunner in promoting Spirit Day and has made many resources about taking action and showing your support available on their website (below):
So, today we ask: