Spirit Day – October 20, 2010

Originally posted by at Spirit Day

It’s come to my attention that while the idea of Spirit Day is very well intentioned, the creator did not get permission from the deceased’s families for use of their images. Someone in the Facebook Group for Spirit Day has created a new banner, sans images of the young men mentioned.

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It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. 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. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

One response to “Spirit Day – October 20, 2010

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