On October 20th, millions of people around the world wore purple in response to the string of recent suicides by gay teens. A girl named Brittany McMillan created an event to hold the worldwide LGBTQ Spirit Day, and it spread around the internet quickly. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag. We created our own event and invited our friends to post photos of themselves and tell us about how they showed their support. Madeline Colli and her group of friends wore lots of purple. Melissa Meier and the entire Whole Foods store wore purple as well. In addition, Stephan Johnson also participated to spread awareness. Here are some photos of our amazing participants!


For gay pride, blog engine Tumblr turned their website purple today and created this.

Patricia Colli
Jessica Hui

Showing support from the office, I got my purple on! - Jessica Hui

Earl Hallman

Showing my support! - Earl Hallman

Jenn E Kranz

Jenn E Kranz

Nikki Ford

I support in purple! bcuz I support equality! - Nikki Ford

Rest in peace Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase and Billy Lucas. Did you support equality and promote spirit on October 20th? Tell us about it or upload your photo to our facebook page!