October 17th is #SpiritDay. "Go Purple" to support LGBTQ Youth

Each year on Spirit Day, millions go purple to support LGBTQ youth. Add your name below to take the pledge against bullying.

Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to "go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

WHY IT MATTERS:

70.1%of LGBTQ students report being verbally harassed

71%of LGBTQ students report hearing homophobic remarks from teachers and/or school staff because of their gender expression

53.3%of LGBTQ students did not report experiences of bullying because they doubted an intervention

59.5%of LGBTQ students feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation

48.7%of LGBTQ students have experienced cyberbullying

60.4%of LGBTQ students who did report an incident said that school staff did nothing in response or told the student to ignore it

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Take The Pledge at https://www.glaad.org/spiritday#how

2. Learn the Facts

3. Spread the word

4. Go Purple on Oct 17

5. Donate: https://thecenterlv.org/donate