It’s official: Spirit Day is almost here. On October 19, millions of Americans will once again wear purple in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth.
This year, GLAAD is counting down to Spirit Day with 19 Days of Action – quick and easy steps you can take each day to help stand up to bullying.
Ready to get started?
#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action – Day 8, October 8
Thanks for taking the Spirit Day pledge to go purple in a stand against bullying and helping us bring Spirit Day to even more people by telling your friends why you’re going purple on 10/19. Does your school have a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)? You should ask your school administrators and find out. If not, you canlearn more about starting a GSA at GLSEN’s website, which offers students everything they need to start a GSA at their school. Allies can also dowload or purchase GLSEN’s “Safe Space Kit,” which provides concrete strategies for supporting LGBT students.
Then, check out the GSA Network, a group that connects Gay-Straight Alliances from all across the nation to each other and to community resources. GSA Network’s "Make It Better Project"connects LGBT and allied youth all over the country to resources, ideas, and each other in an effort to make schools safer for LGBT students.
If you’re out of school already, you can also connect with both GLSEN and the GSA Network to learn how you can help support a local GSA!