Purple Power!

Publish Date: 25/09/2012

Friday 19th October 2012 is ‘Spirit Day’! Spirit Day was created in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan to encourage people to wear purple to show solidarity and support to young LGB&T people, as well as promote a wider awareness of the issues of homophobia and bullying that many young people face today. Spirit is represented in the rainbow flag by the colour Purple.

Across the world people are being encouraged to turn their Facebook pages, twitter icons and blogs and websites purple to remember LGBT teenagers who have killed themselves after being bullied.

Spirit Day

At the LGF we will be slipping into something purple and changing the hue of our website and facebook and twitter pages for the day.

So how can you get involved?

Getting involved is easy –anyone who wants to take part can "go purple" on October 19 to help create a world in which LGB&T teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.

  • Turn purple - users of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other networks can use an app to turn their profile pictures purple.
  • Tweet - if you tweeting use the hashtag #spiritday
  • Wear Purple - mark the dayby wearing an item of purple clothing. Why not get your workplace, school, university, college involved?
  • Picture perfect - send in your pics of you wearing purple to spirit@lgf.org.uk or tweet us at @lgfoundation

For more information on Spirit Day and ideas of how to get involved email spirit@lgf.org.uk or go to www.glaad.org/spiritday.

LGF purple Spirit Day

  • Linda

    Proud be the purple-togged mum of an LGBT son. So many people have commented on my purple ensemble in school today that I have been able to explain Spirit Day to lots of students. I have been so surprised and delighted by the reactions of so many kids who use the term "gay" so disparagingly as a matter of course in their everyday language. Good chance to spread the word and change attitudes. Have a great day everyone xxxx

  • Grizzly

    Hi , There is NO October 20th ! , Do you mean Friday October 19th 2012 ? ? ? ? ? ? Also if you have any resources for Spirit Day 2012 please send them my way via email ! x