Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wear Purple For Spirit Day

On Thursday October 15th everyone is encouraged to go purple & participate on social media for Spirit Day on as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) youth & to speak out against bullying. We at OUTTAKE have supported Spirit Day since it began in 2010 following the media's coverage of a rash of LGBT teen suicides including the tragic death of Tyler Clementi. On October 15th Spirit Day now inspires millions to "go purple" to support our LGBT youth in a united stand against bullying. According to GLSEN's 2013 National School Climate Survey, 8 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school & over 60% of LGBT students who did report a bullying case said their school staff did nothing. Spirit Day draws the participation of political leaders, celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks & individuals around the world to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth. Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD CEO & President stated, "While every candidate running for President doesn't agree with us on issues of equality & acceptance for all LGBT people, certainly we can all agree that no kid deserves to be bullied or harassed simply for being who they are. Today, we invite all candidates running for the highest office in our land to join us in taking a stand against bullying & the terrible consequences it causes for way too many of our youth."
For More Info:
Listen: Trans Activist Jennifer Finney Boylan Talks LGBT Equality
Hear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™



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