A girl named Brittany McMillian two weeks ago decided to make October 20th "LGBT Spirit Day" to bring awareness to gay bullying because of the recent suicides. In honor of today people will be wearing purple. I decided to participate in this. I will be wearing purple today in my clothing and also on my nails.
I am not gay, but I have family members and friends who are. I know the struggles they have faced and will continue to face. I fully support them and love them for who they are. I fully support gay rights. I hope that in future that things will change. I also hope that bullying no matter your sexual orientation, weight, intelligence, race, height, religion, or whatever will be taken seriously. I posted on bullying recently, so I will not go into that again. I just wanted to show support for teens whose lives were cut short, their families, my gay friends, my gay family members, and the friends and families of them today.
Sinful Colors Let's Talk
I think the name of this color is very fitting for today. It's amazing how much we can accomplish with effective communication. I feel like this is what is lacking when it comes to gay rights. People so easily spew out hatred, intolerance, and violence. It's seems like its easier to be that way, but it's cowardly. People need to get together and have conversations and share their stories. We need to have more heart to hearts. I encourage everyone today to spread awareness and have those difficult conversations whether it be about gay rights or any other important issue to you. Words have power!
To read more on Spirit Day and how you can participate you can check out these links:
LGBT Spirit Day
GLAAD Spirit Day