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Ducks ([personal profile] theantijoss) wrote2010-10-20 10:45 am

END THE HATE! Spirit Day!



I'm not going out today, so nobody's going to see my pretty purple shirt, but I can post here, and people can hear my big mouth and see my small gestures online, at least.

In memory of Justin Aaberg, who hung himself on July 9, 2010 after being bullied for his sexuality. He was 15 years old.



And remembering all the others who have taken their lives or who live every day feeling lost, alone, and tortured by bigotry and hatred. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.



For more information:
http://www.helium.com/items/1986120-spirit-day-why-wearing-purple-on-october-20-will-help-to-end-hate-crimes

http://www.easternecho.com/index.php/m/article/2010/10/spirit_day_to_honor_recent_homosexual_suicide_victims

http://www.glaad.org/spiritday

GLAAD especially has resources for gay teens -- you can find support and friendship through their network. Don't give up!