Thursday, October 17th, is national Spirit Day, and the #SpiritDay tag is filled with purple.
Spirit Day is the annual day, held on the third thursday of October, when millions of people wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Spirit Day was started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually, 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 17th, as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.