If you’re reading this on October 20th, 2011, you’ll probably notice something a little different about the site. Fat Guy is joining with millions of others to celebrate Spirit Day
Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to 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. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy — participants are asked to simply “go purple” on October 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Â Â – www.gladd.org/spiritday
As someone who was picked on in school, I can completely relate to the plight of the countless LGBT kids who are targeted daily by bigoted bullies. I was a kid with a pretty extroverted personality and a tough enough exterior that I could combat the taunting, but there are many out there unable to protect themselves from bigotry.
Please show your support, not just today, but every day and support equal rights and kind, civilized treatment of all. Learn more about how you can get involved here