Why People Are Wearing Purple Today

Oct. 20 is LGBT Spirit Day
By Dan Evon,  Newser User
Posted Oct 20, 2010 9:23 AM CDT Posted Oct 20, 2010 9:23 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 20, 2010 10:48 AM CDT
Start Wearing Purple - Oct. 20 is LGBT Spirit Day
People wave peace flags at a gay parade.   (AP)

People around the country are wearing purple today to show their support for the eight teenagers who recently took their lives due to gay bullying. LGBT Spirit Day was started by a Canadian teenager who wanted to show gay teens that the world wasn't against them. A message on the Spirit Day 2010 Facebook page (which shows more than 45,000 people "attending" the event) explains: "Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit." Read the full article at Change.org. (More wear purple October 20 stories.)

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