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This Wednesday, October 20th, GLAAD invites you to join us in supporting LGBT youth and remembering those lost to anti-LGBT bullying by participating in ‘Spirit Day’.

How to help:

Forward this e-mail to your friends, family and co-workers!
Wear some purple on Wednesday, October 20, 2010!
Click here to turn your Twitter profile pic purple now through October 20
Click here to turn your Facebook profile pic purple now through October 20 – then click on the new photo and click “Make Profile Pic”
On Wednesday, post this tweet: I’m wearing purple to end anti-LGBT bullying – make your profile pic purple today #SpiritDay http://glaad.org/spiritday
On Wednesday, post this Facebook status: I’m wearing purple today to support LGBT youth – make your profile pic purple today for Spirit Day at http://glaad.org/spiritday
Spirit Day, created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month, has inspired millions of Americans to pledge to wear the color purple on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

By wearing purple and participating in Spirit Day, you’ll show support for LGBT people and remember those teens who have taken their own lives as a result of anti-LGBT bullying.

TAKE ACTION: SUPPORT LGBT YOUTH

Purple symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag, an icon for LGBT Pride created by Gilbert Baker in 1978.

After receiving thousands of emails from concerned supporters, last week GLAAD worked with Facebook to remove hateful and violent messages on the Spirit Day Facebook event page.

GLAAD and Facebook also announced that we will continue to work together to combat homophobic cyberbullying. Click the image to watch the CNN segment.

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