Are you wearing purple today? October 20 is GLAAD Spirit Day and millions of Americans are wearing purple – I am! – to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and speak out against bullying.
Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives.
To further support LGBT youth, Random House employees and over 25,000 others have posted user-created videos for the It Gets Better Project.™ The It Gets Better Project was created to show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone – and it WILL get better.
So today, help others lead a healthy and happy life by wearing purple and share this video, and others like it, with your friends.