Spirit Day is a worldwide phenomenon. Even before October 15 began in the United States, organizations, people, companies and institutions starting going purple, beginning in the earlies time zones, slowing working their way west.
Take a look at some of the amazing purpling from around the globe. Starting with the United Nations.
All young people deserve to thrive. Today we’re going purple to show solidarity with young LGBTI people who’ve experienced bullying. RT to join us! Learn more: https://t.co/rcsCNh5Efi#purpletheworld #protectLGBTIyouth #SpiritDay pic.twitter.com/hArYvn0CdN
— UN Free & Equal (@free_equal) October 15, 2020
Today is #SpiritDay, a day wherein we take a stand with our LGBTQIA+ students who have and are being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). pic.twitter.com/WXh5cl3IRo
— UP Babaylan – Clark Chapter (@upbabaylanclark) October 15, 2020
This Spirit Day, we honor the brave, queer souls who fought, and yet had their lives taken away by bullying and alienation.
TAKE A STAND AGAINST BULLYING! Quote this tweet with the hashtag #SpiritDay #ShareKoLangTih and share your messages & stories on bullying! pic.twitter.com/cUuHo2ATVK
— Bahaghari #JusticeForJenniferLaude (@Bahaghari_Natl) October 15, 2020
On #SpiritDay, we stand with our siblings who went through and are still going through bullying and harassment just because of their identities.
Remind your LGBTQIA+ friends that they are not alone in this fight. Help dismantle harmful stigmas. Love. #SpiritDay2020#GoPurple pic.twitter.com/SCe5BR4OP4
— PUP Kasarianlan #SOGIEEqualityNow (@pupkasarianlan) October 15, 2020
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.
Please Like Share Comment #RainbowRoo#spiritday pic.twitter.com/BLSwphH0TM
— Rainbow Roo (@RainbowRooAus) October 14, 2020
We’re wearing purple for #SpiritDay!
It’s never okay to bully someone, even when you think it’s just a joke. We all need a little more kindness right now, especially LGBTQ+ young people
Show your support for LGBTQ+ youth and take the @glaad pledge: https://t.co/5nlZygCP1h pic.twitter.com/VUP25OqNTE
— Mermaids (@Mermaids_Gender) October 15, 2020
“Show solidarity with youth and take part in the largest LGBTQ anti-bullying movement in the world”
Check out @glaad for more info
— Gaydio (@Gaydio) October 15, 2020
As a charity, we are proud to work with students, staff, parents, guardians, partners and sponsors to end LGBT+ bullying in UK schools! #SpiritDay https://t.co/yi2Zzzh5NZ pic.twitter.com/U5AtlyLht1
— Diversity Role Models (@DiversityRM) October 15, 2020
Today is Spirit Day! We challenge you stand up for LGBT youth at home and at school who are being bullied or treated unfairly on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identities. Homes and schools should be safe spaces for all youth, regardless of how they identify. #SpiritDay: @free.equal . . . . . #Bullying #LGBT #Family #School #Queer #Youth #Gender #LGBTQ #Advocacy
Las personas jóvenes #LGBTI son más propensas a sufrir bullying o acoso simplemente por quiénes son o a quiénes aman. En este #SpiritDay muéstrales tu apoyo y pongamos un #AltoalAcoso!#SerLGBTI #LGBTICaribe #libreseiguales@free_equal pic.twitter.com/Dh3YmoPozM
— Being LGBTI in the Caribbean (@LGBTICaribbean) October 15, 2020
Apoyamos la juventud LGBTIQ+, tanto en sus luchas como en sus logros. También, invitamos a todos a convertirnos en aliados y aliadas de esta comunidad, empezando por poner un #AltoAlAcoso.
Si alguien confía en ti: abre tu mente, escúchalo y apóyalo. #SpiritDay #LibresEIgualesRD pic.twitter.com/gNEJsnTrZg
— Ministerio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo (@mineconomiard) October 15, 2020
Hoy es #SpiritDay una jornada para llamar la atención sobre el acoso escolar y crear conciencia contra el bullying https://t.co/5BLqmzn4kQ #SpiritDay2020 pic.twitter.com/pC1UWz1dey
— OrgulloLGBT® 49k (@OrgulloLGBT) October 15, 2020
El #SpiritDay es una fecha que comenzó en Estados Unidos en el año 2010 como un día para hablar en contra del bullying hacia personas LGBT+. El día de hoy vístete de morado, habla con las personas a tu alrededor y muestra tu solidaridad y valores hacia las personas con orientación sexual e identidad de género diversas. ¡Contamos contigo!
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Graba un video o tómate una foto con un mensaje que apoye los derechos de las personas #LGBTTTI y súbelo a tus redes sociales el próximo jueves 15 de octubre con estos hashtag: #SpiritDay #SpiritDayCDMX pic.twitter.com/uGOdXlCzye
— Secretaría del Medio Ambiente (@SEDEMA_CDMX) October 14, 2020
The Richardson Centre will have it’s lights purple for #SpiritDay this evening in support of the anti-bullying campaign.
– Lombard Place Security Supervisor Kelly Wilwand pic.twitter.com/0KJZy4Phlm
— Richardson Centre (@RichardsonCntre) October 15, 2020
Keep watching #SpiritDay on all social media platforms to keep seeing the wave of purple wash over the earth.
About Spirit Day
Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan in response to numerous young LGBTQ lives lost to suicide, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, and advocates around the world, all joining together to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth.
Presenting partners Delta Air Lines, Kellogg Company, and Target, official partners Amazon, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the New York City Council, and Skittles, as well as community partners Kirkland & Ellis, NBA & WNBA will all participate in 2020 Spirit Day.
In 2020, Spirit Day takes on a renewed importance due to the unprecedented challenges facing LGBTQ youth. This year, many LGBTQ youth are beginning the school year at home and are unable to attend in-person meetings of Gay-Straight Alliances, Gender-Sexuality Alliances or on-campus college LGBTQ organizations. Some LGBTQ youth may be confined to a home environment that may be unsupportive or abusive. Calls to The Trevor Project’s hotline for LGBTQ youth have at times more than doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
This year, Spirit Day is on October 15, 2020. Take the Spirit Day pledge to show LGBTQ youth you’ve got their backs at glaad.org/spiritday. Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.