Here’s Why GLAAD Wants You To Go Purple Again For Spirit Day

Plan to go purple on Spirit Day, October 15!

The New B.P

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Are you ready to go purple for Spirit Day?

Because sometimes the smallest thing can mean the world.

visage_de_smiley_darc_en_ciel_autocollant_rond-ra7f833b0e82744f5953ad8c2b6739b75_v9waf_8byvr_512947084_10151390237876890_2002701766_nGLAAD has released a new animated video in advance of the event, held on Oct. 15, encouraging supporters to wear purple to show their support for bullied lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth once again. Given that an estimated eight out of 10 LGBT youth reportedly say they’ve been bullied in the past year, the clip is perhaps more relevant than ever.

“Sometimes the smallest thing can mean the world,” the video’s narrator proclaims. “Take the pledge.”

Harold Moss, who is the creative director of FlickerLab, drew on his own personal experiences with bullying when he created the video for GLAAD.

rainbow“Bullying creates real despair and desperation. It can take a lot of years to shake it off,” he wrote on GLAAD’s YouTube page. “Layer on top of that someone…

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About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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