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Social Media Embraces Spirit Day

Social Media Embraces Spirit Day

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  • Spirit Day has received almost 10,000 social mentions today as millions of people are sporting the color purple today to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, and to take a stand against bullying. Created by Canadian teenager, Brittany McMillan, in 2010 and intended to be an annual event, Spirit Day was started to recognize the lives of young adults who have taken their own lives, as a result of harassment and ridiculing. According to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), 85 percent of LGBT teens are bullied at school on a daily basis. Luckily, it's easy to become involved with Spirit Day and show solidarity.

  • This year's Spirit Day event page on Facebook has over 35,000 likes so far. And the GLAAD Spirt Day Page, has multiple apps that can be used to purple-tint photographs in social media profiles. Let's paint the world purple!

  • Here's what a few supporters are saying on Twitter.
  • Even the White House is going purple.

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