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I didn’t realize what today was until I saw my friend Vinnie’s post at http://vinnieh.wordpress.com

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For anyone who’s unfamiliar, the idea for Spirit Day began with one incredible teenager, Brittany McMillan, who wanted to take a stand against bullying and make sure young people who lost their lives to suicide would not be forgotten. Spirit Day was then started in 2010 as a way for people to support LGBTQ youth and to add their voices against bullying. Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday of October, during National Bullying Month, and is recognized as the most visible day of support for LGBTQ youth.

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So put your purple on and please join in supporting these teens, not just today, but every day. No one should ever be made to feel so badly about themselves that the only way out is suicide.

For more information on how you can help please visit https://www.glaad.org/spiritday

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