Purple for Spirit day 10.20.10

Dealers of the Purple Cloth t-shirt, nOir ring.

My purple tee couldn’t say it any better: HATER REPELLENT.

I wore purple yesterday as a collective statement for Spirit Day, in memory of “the LGBT youth who have committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and schools.” The two groups that organized and raised awareness for this worldwide event:

GLAAD
Spirit Day Facebook group

It’s ridiculous that a person who’s perceived as “different” is subject to taunting and discrimination. Totally unacceptable in our modern culture. While it’s terribly sad that these young gay men took their lives, now is the time to acknowledge this issue and start the healing and educational process.

Here’s a popular video series where peers let young gay men and women know they are not alone and things will get better. itgetsbetterproject.com

In general, whether it has to do with race, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc., we don’t need any more haters… In my book, it’s all about self-awareness, respect, and human decency. Treat others the way you want to be treated…

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