Originally posted by neo_prodigy
at Spirit Day
It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.
RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)
REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.
I also understand, oh believe me I do!, that girls are bullied just as badly as these boys have been. No-one is immune. But these are the deaths in the news right now, and have thus become the rallying point. Let us all hope that the deaths of lesbians from bullying are not
out there in just as great a frequency, but just ignored. Let us all hope that we do not "gain" any public deaths of girls from bullying to add to this sad total, either. Let this kind of vicious, petty nastiness simply become unacceptable, to anyone, ever.