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Spirit Day [Oct. 4th, 2010|12:00 pm]
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Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


[User Picture]From: tormenta
2010-10-05 04:53 am (UTC)
You are also aware of Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" campaign?


It's so good to see these movements happening.
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[User Picture]From: dirtwitch
2010-10-05 06:12 am (UTC)
Posted to LJ and to my Facebook. My first love (6 years together) took her own life for reasons similar to the above. I find it horrendous that it can still happen. But, not surprised. And, it DOES get better. But, Alana will never know that, and neither will those boys. And the hundreds of others we will never hear about. Thousands?
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From: serialbabbler
2010-10-09 07:11 pm (UTC)
Given that suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and results in around 34,000 deaths per year, thousands is probably more accurate. (Obviously homophobic bullying is not an issue in the majority of suicides, but even so...)
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