On October 16, 2014, join CCA, GLAAD and millions of Americans who will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and in support of LGBT youth. Wearing purple on October 16 is a simple way to show the world that you stand by these courageous young people and a simple way to stand UP to the bullies.
What is Spirit Day?
Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens, GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday in October, during National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBT youth.
What is CCA doing for Spirit Day?
Why Geauxing Purple, of course!
Thanks to a generous grant from LUSH Cosmetics, CCA, our partners, educators and community leaders will be Geauxing Purple in their workplaces, around town and at the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting on October 16th. We are also reaching out to local schools, teachers, administrators, media outlets and businesses to encourage them to Geaux Purple as well.
How do I get involved?
Getting involved is easy, and there are so many ways to do it!
- Pledge to Geaux Purple on October 16th
- Wear a Stand Up to Bullying sticker (more info on how to get one coming soon)
- Geaux Purple on social media by using our special Spirit Day logo
- Join the local and national Facebook events, and invite your friends!
- Tweet your support, pictures and encouragement with the hashtags #spiritday #geauxpurple
- Consider donating to the GLAAD Spirit Day Fund
How can I support LGBT students?
Visit our Stand Up campaign page for more information on how you can support LGBT students and stand up to bullying