October 16 – Spirit Day

Posted on October 16, 2014

Today millions of people are wearing purple to stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender; the Spirit Day organizers know that, no matter what people's gender, and no matter who they love, people deserve kind and fair treatment—not bullying! Be on the lookout for schools, companies, organizations, and public figures pushing purple today!

Why purple?

The rainbow flag has been a symbol of LGBT rights and pride since artist Gilbert Baker designed the first one in 1978. There are generally six colors: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for art, and violet (or purple) for the human spirit. That's why, on Spirit Day, people wear purple.

What can we do?

Some people wonder what people can do to stop bullying – you know, aside from wearing purple for a day! The Stop Bullying – dot – gov website has some ideas.

Also on this date:

Birthdays of biochemists Henry C. Sherman and Cyril Ponnamperuma

World Food Day

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