LGBTQ Spirit Day 2017

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On Spirit Day, people combine opposite LGBTQ bullying by wearing purple. This is a day everybody can uncover oneness with LGBTQ girl and attend in a many visible, largest anti-bullying debate in a world. Spirit Day 2017, is on Oct. 19.

Eighty-six percent of LGBQ girl news being bullied during school, compared to 27 percent of all students, according to a 2007 investigate conducted by a Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

LGBTQ Bullying Statistics:

  • 85.2 percent are verbally harassed
  • 63.5 percent hear homophobic comments from teachers and propagandize staff members
  • 64 percent do not feel protected during school
  • 44 percent feel vulnerable given of gender identity
  • 32 percent missed during slightest one day of propagandize due to feeling unsafe
  • 48.6 percent reported cyberbullying
  • 44 percent pronounced they were physically harassed, 22 percent gifted stronger violence
  • 63.5 percent of students, who reported being physically bullied, settled a propagandize staff did zero or told a tyro to omit a assailant.

Despite all these statistics, over half of a LGBT students did not news being bullied given they did not trust any involvement would occur.

How to Participate in Spirit Day

GLAAD combined downloadable apparatus kits for students, teachers, and a ubiquitous #SpiritDay 2017 kit. These resources are designed to beam a user in active appearance and inspire others in a village to participate. It also includes contribution and a story of Spirit Day.

Spirit Day History

Brittany McMillan was a high propagandize tyro in 2010. She was surfing amicable media sites and detected several posts on Tumblr deliberating a new array of LGBTQ teen suicides.

Purple is a tone of suggestion on a LGBTQ honour flag. McMillian told NBC, “Wearing purple would also designate support for a LGBTQ village and hopefully inspire girl to find a ‘spirit’ to persevere in times of struggle.”

Her purple posts went viral and GLAAD noticed. The organisation came alongside McMillian to amplify her message. The classification uses connectors and resources opposite mixed industries to boost recognition and participation. GLAAD seeks support months before Spirit Day to safeguard worldwide appearance in a media, corporate community, sports teams, and non-profit organizations.

McMillian says a success of Spirit Day is due to GLAAD and those who have selected to be concerned since.

It’s a participants that make Spirit Day what it is; they emanate their possess events and their possess art, all in a name of display LGBTQ immature people that they care. we know how most it means to people around a universe to know that they are upheld by their communities.

Zeke Stokes, clamp boss of programming for GLAAD, pronounced it matters when immature people see they are upheld by people they demeanour adult to, either it be people in a family, a village or cocktail culture. This inspires certainty for LGBTQ immature people to be their authentic selves.

Spirit Day is an annual eventuality that occurs on a third Thursday of National Bullying Prevention Month, that is October.

By Jeanette Smith


GLAAD: #SpiritDay
NO Blullying: LGBT Bullying Statistics
NBC News: Spirit Day Founder Brittany McMillan on Campaign’s Success, Growth

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