Bringing awareness to the damages of homophobic bullying

20 Oct

The Event

People around the world have decided that October 20th is the day to support the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) population by wearing purple to draw awareness to the damages of homophobic bullying. In recent months, many LGBT youth have committed suicide due to homophobic bullying. The event has gained popularity largely through Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000082578189#!/event.php?eid=144778572233301&index=1

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000082578189#!/event.php?eid=122462384475928

Why Purple?

Purple represents spirit on the LGBT flag, and the message is, things will get better and that many people are working to overcome hate and prejudice.

Why do you wear purple?

People will be wearing purple for different reasons this Wednesday; from standing up for their own rights as LGBT, to the rights of friends and relatives.

Here are just a few reasons:

Now tell me, why do you wear purple?

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One Response to “Bringing awareness to the damages of homophobic bullying”

  1. thisusernameisrediculous October 21, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Stephanie,
    I was able to get your video uploaded. I’m guessing that it has something to do with loading it from your thumb drive, though I’m not sure if you tried it other ways. I’ll talk to you more tomorrow.

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