Spirit Day: Go Purple on October 20 for LGBT Youth
Our Jewish Community can continue to take a stand against bullying! Please help send the message to teens that you care by simply wearing purple!
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - All Day
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Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying.
Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.
Getting involved is easy -- participants are asked to simply "go purple" on October 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.
The Federation recomends that the organized Jewish community honors and celebrates this Spirit Day whether you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or not. Be proud of who you are and your support for LGBT equality and safety for teens!