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Spirit Day Supporters Wear Purple

Wonder why so many people are wearing purple today, and even changing their Facebook and Twitter pics to the color purple?

Wednesday Oct. 20 is Spirit Day, the day that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is asking people to “Go Purple” to call attention to the deaths of six teenagers who committed suicide after reportedly being taunted because they were gay.

GLAAD’s website features a “Wear Purple” page allowing people to turn their profile pictures purple on Facebook or Twitter.  For more information, click here.

The color purple was selected because it symbolizes “spirit” on the rainbow flag, a symbol for LGBT pride that was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978.

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