Spirit Day is tomorrow and I’m wearing purple – you should to!
The degree and kind of a man’s sexuality reach up into the ultimate pinnacle of his spirit. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886
October 15 is Spirit Day where millions wear purple to stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. Photo: Kate Bunster The ninth period bell rings on a Thursday afternoon. Some kids headed to the bus, others straight to the Niskayuna High School media room. Em Remillard stands in front of the room and gets everyone’s attention. They quickly stop their chatter and direct their attention to the front to discuss this week’s agenda written on the board: middle school visits, utopia dance, “Freeheld,” “Rocky Horror,” Spirit Day T-shirts. “We accept all opinions,” Remillard reminded the group before they begin. This is the Visibility Club and Remillard is vice president.
The Niskayuna High School Visibility Club has been in existence since 1993, the…
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