For 4 years, October 17th has represented the Spirit Day, the day when we are a little bit more opposed against anti-LGBT bullying, a day when we show our determination to stop this.
According to HRC’s groundbreaking youth survey, LGBT youth are twice as likely to report they are harassed, assaulted, kicked or shoved at school. Ninety-two percent say they hear negative messages about being LGBT at school, on the Internet and from peers.
LGBT middle school students reported far more harassment than LGBT high school students or straight students. And among middle school LGBT students, 58 percent reported being excluded for being different.
So tomorrow, let's all go purple and show them that they are not alone!!!
To learn more about Spirit Day, visit http://www.glaad.org/spiritday.