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GLAAD and Campus Pride release Spirit Day kit, encourage college students to stand up against bullying and harassment

Screen shot 2012-10-01 at 9.56.54 AM.pngOn October 19, 2012, millions of Americans will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. GLAAD is once again leading outreach to engage the participation of individuals, celebrities, corporations, media outlets, schools, local communities and even national landmarks. Campus Pride is joining GLAAD to help get the word out to college students and campuses about how they can participate in Spirit Day. By going purple on October 19, participants can easily demonstrate their support for the LGBT community.

This kit includes information to help you engage the participation of your friends, colleagues, college or university, local media and public officials. Statistics from Campus Pride’s 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People are included for reference and demonstrate how bullying in grades K-12 translates into harassment and discrimination in higher education. By educating others and spreading the word about Spirit Day, you can help turn your local community purple in a stand against bullying and in a show of support for LGBT youth.

You can check out the kit and download it here: