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Spirit Day Against LGBTQ Youth Bullying

By Charlotte Robinson, October 17, 2019
Spirit Day is being celebrated on October 17th & began in 2010 when a high school student Brittany McMillan created a tumblr post asking students to wear purple following the suicide deaths of several LGBTQ young people. Since then hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, tech leaders, influencers, faith groups, school districts, organizations, colleges & universities have become the most visible anti LGBTQ bullying campaign & united show of support for our LGBTQ youth. Purple symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO stated, “With LGBTQ rights under attack on a near-daily basis, Spirit Day could not be happening at a more critical time. On Thursday, LGBTQ young people will be flooded with messages of support from their peers, teachers, favorite celebrities, athletes & more notables all reminding them that they are not alone. What a powerful & refreshing change of pace from the divisive rhetoric & bullying that have become all too common today’s charged political & cultural climate.” Joining OUTTAKE MEDIA in support of Spirit Day are CNBC, Good Morning America, TODAY, CNN New Day, Despierta America, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, KABC-TV, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Dr. Oz Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The View, Strahan, Sara & Keke, Despierta América & Univision. Celebrities standing up for Spirit Day include Andy Cohen, James Corden, Billy Ray Cyrus, Helen Hunt, Jazz Jennings, Nicole Maines, Ross Matthews, Olivia Newton-John, Trevor Noah, Adam Rippon, Paul Reiser, Angelica Ross, Willow Smith, Tegan & Sara & more.
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