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United Nations chief shows off his purple tie, socks in observance of Spirit Day

| Thursday, October 16, 2014
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shows off his purple socks and tie on Thursday in observance of Spirit Day.
UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has responded to the call to "go purple" on Spirit Day to show solidarity with LGBT youths who face bullying and discrimination. The U.N. chief pointed to his purple tie at a press conference Thursday and then picked up his right trouser leg to show off his matching purple sock.

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2014

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fifth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. Now observed annually, millions of individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities are expected...

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The Color Purple

| Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Nearly everyday I walk from my office in downtown Washington to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station where I catch a train home. And without fail, nearly everyday I encounter the same group of black trans kids of both genders whom I have gotten to know rather well. I stop and listen to them tell me their stories and they have told me that I’m the only “fat old white dude” who has every really cared enough to stop and not only spend time with them, but more importantly- listen. They are a minority within a minority and their stories of adversity in their lives could fill chapters in a sad novel. For them, today I am wearing purple...

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2013

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fourth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.

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Spirit Day founder: ‘Go outside your comfort zone, make a stand’

| Friday, October 19, 2012
Brittany McMillan at the GLAAD offices in New York on Spirit Day 2012.Photo: Aaron McQuade, GLAAD.
NEW YORK -- After a spate of teen suicides in the Fall of 2010 as a result of anti-gay bullying, one Canadian high school student decided that she was going to make a difference.

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Linda Harvey marks ‘Spirit Day’ with anti-gay tirade against bullying-prevention efforts

| Friday, October 19, 2012
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Mission America president Linda Harvey today unleashed yet another vitriolic and denialist rant against anti-bullying efforts, coinciding with GLAAD’s Spirit Day to combat bullying and stand up for LGBT youth.

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2012

| Thursday, October 18, 2012
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Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Friday -- both in person and online -- to mark the third annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.

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Ann Coulter thinks family rejection of LGBT youth is a joke

| Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter decided last night to make a joke about family rejection of LGBT youth. ... There was a time in our culture's history when, if thousands of LGBT kids were to come out on the same day, the next week genuinely would be exactly what Ann describes, all across the country...

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day

| Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Millions of Americans will dress in purple on Thursday -- both in person and online -- to mark the second annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.

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