On October 20, 2016, millions of Americans will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth. Conceptualized in 2010 by a high school student wanting to memorialize those who lost their lives to bullying, Spirit Day has since become an international movement of solidarity for LGBTQ+ kids, teens, and young adults.
Today, 8 out of 10 LGBTQ+ students experience harassment while at school. By inviting students, administrators, faculty, and staff to participate in Spirit Day, we can send a strong message of support to UNCG’s LGBTQ+ and allied students, while taking a firm stand against bullying. The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Division of Student Affairs care deeply about this issue, and would like to see UNCG become a safer place for all.
|University Libraries Celebrates Spirit Day by wearing purple|
|More purple in the afternoon!|
For more information on the history of Spirit Day, how you can be involved, and other resources, visit www.glaad.org/spiritday.