Today is “Spirit Day” and I’m wearing purple to speak out against anti-LGBT bullying. It is also a reminder to me to speak up whenever I hear language that demeans anyone for any reason. I am thankful for organizations and groups who have brought LGBT human rights issues into the mainstream and advocated for equality for all.
GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. Go their Wear Purple page to show “Spirit Day” purple on Facebook and Twitter.
The Human Rights Campaign works for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equal rights. Find out what actions are taking place in your state by clicking on a drop down menu on the home page.
And Geaux Tigers! Today, I wear my purple LSU Tiger shirt in solidarity with teens who didn’t live until it got better for them.
Peace. With justice. Now.