Networks and brands across WarnerMedia went purple today, showing support for LGBTQ youth and standing up against bullying! Check out the highlights below!
Today and every day, we stand with LGBTQ+ youth and speak out against LGBTQ+ bullying. WarnerMedia is proud to go purple for #SpiritDay and celebrate (remotely) with our employees worldwide pic.twitter.com/k7jgCDeCEW
— WarnerMedia (@WarnerMedia) October 15, 2020
Today we’re going purple to show our support for LGBTQ youth on #SpiritDay
— TNTDrama (@tntdrama) October 15, 2020
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) October 15, 2020
We’re here for We’re Here’s Eureka O’Hara, who’s sharing their best Spirit Day pose!
When life gives you a Large, Make it a Crop Top!! #spiritday Love y’all at @glaad Spirit Day: is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, it was initially created in response to a rash of widely publicized bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi. Promoted by GLAAD, observers wear the color purple as a visible sign of support for LGBTQ youth and against bullying during National Bullying Prevention Month,as well as to honor LGBTQ victims of suicide.
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.