Wear Purple for Spirit Day

gopurplenow_2013Today is Spirit Day, the annual day in October when millions of Americans wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. You can learn more and turn your Facebook and Twitter profiles purple here.

As many as 9 out of 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students have been bullied, according to the 2009 National School Climate Survey. And findings from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey revealed that kids who show any kind of gender non conformity reported alarming rates of harassment, physical assault and even sexual violence. The Task Force continues to fight for protections for LGBT students, and you can join us by taking part in Spirit Day today!