Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spirit Day, October 20th, 2010 -OR- Go Purple Against Hate

Facebook/Spirit Day

"It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in memory of the recent gay suicides. Many of them suffered from homophobic abuse in their schools or in their homes. We want to take a stand to say that we will not tolerate this. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th to remember all the lives of LGBTQ youth that have been lost due to homophobia. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools."

It seems a sane, reasonable response to the bullies. Google verifies that the idea has gone viral. Make a statement. Wear purple on October 20th.

If you're in Chicago area: Northwestern University (The Purple and White) are in homecoming mode. Wednesday is their "Bleed Purple; Give Blood" drive which dovetails nicely. I can take the Purple Line EL!

PlanIt Purple
When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Norris University Center, Louis Room 1999 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

1 comment:

amber ladeira said...

--Thanks for the heads up! I had a little purple on, coincidentally,
added more. Best, A.