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Spirit Day

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 at 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.




With thanks to maenad for bringing this to my attention.

Poster image changed to quote version rather than photo version per the change at neo_prodigy's LJ.

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don_fitch
Oct. 3rd, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
I'm not _sure_ either -- but then I'm not sure of many things.

One thing I _am_ sure of is that I'm very sad when young people kill themselves -- and other is that I do not require permission from anyone to mourn the world's loss of them.
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don_fitch
Oct. 5th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Oh. I hadn't thought about it in that light. But then... I'm assuming that these photos have been widely circulated, and have a tendence to feel that more things ought to be in the public domain than technically/actually are. Yeah, I don't think I'd use the photos... but neither would I come down on anyone who does. Especially since they help make the whole thing more poignant & real.
voidampersand
Oct. 4th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
Purple is a good color. I think it's understood that this isn't just for the people we lost. It is for all the people we're afraid of losing, who need to know that others care and it will get better.
starstraf
Oct. 6th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Pleases also remember November 20th - Transgender Day of Rememberance
http://www.transgenderdor.org/
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