In case you’re wondering how and why it’s celebrated, it’s has been around since 2010.
Spirit Day was created bt then Canadian teeneger Brittany McMillan in the wake of a string of TBLGQ teen suicides to not only show support for TBLGQIA+ youth, but also draw attention to the bullying and harassment they still get aimed at them.
Bullying and harassment that unfortunately now comes with the blessing of the Trump misadministration and Secretary of Miseducation Betsy DeVos.
GLAAD now sponsors Spirit Day, and it has become a global event since they began doing so. TBLGQ elders, supportive family members, celebs and supportive allies are breaking out the purple clothing to signal their support to our kids. .
With 85% of TBLGQ+ youth reporting harassment, and 57% of students declining to do so because of their justified fears that nothing will be done about it, it’s vitally import that we show love and support to our kids.
That support, no matter how small, can go a long way.
Know TBLGQ kids as your trans elder, I love and support you. I’m doing my part along with countless others to make a better world for you than the one we grew up in.
And we won’t rest until that goal is achieved. Happy Spirit Day!