Wear Purple for Spirit Day

Take a stand against bullying on Thursday and send us your photos

Thursday, Oct. 20, is Spirit Day, a day when LGBT activists are asking millions of Americans to wear purple to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and to speak out against bullying.

The awareness campaign was started last year by a teenager named Brittany McMillan in response to her peers who had committed suicide after being bullied and harassed for their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Today, Spirit Day is being observed by schools, organizations, corporations, the media and individuals around the country. Purple was chosen for its place on the rainbow flag symbolizing one’s “spirit.”

So are you ready to go purple on Thursday?

G Philly would like to post photos of you, your friends, fellow students, co-workers and anyone else who’s wearing purple for Spirit Day. Please email nmcdonald@phillymag.com with your images, including your name, the names of anyone pictured and a statement about why you wear purple.

You can also turn your Facebook and Twitter profiles purple by clicking here.