On October 15, 2015, thousands of people across the country will wear purple to take a stand against bullying — and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer young people. We are encouraging all Coloradans to wear purple and participate in Spirit Day with One Colorado and GLAAD.
Why are we brining attention to anti-LGBT bullying? Because here in Colorado, 8 out of 10 LGBT students hear homophobic remarks on a daily basis, 5 out of 10 LGBT students hear negative statements about transgender people every day, and 7 in 10 LGBT students have experienced verbal harassment just because of who they are.*
By participating in Spirit Day, you can make a difference in the lives of LGBT students!
*GLSEN 2013 National School Climate Survey: Colorado Snapshot