Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Spirit Day and a Message from Google
On a day when hundreds of thousands of people in Canada and the United States answer the call of a Canadian teen to wear purple.
The event, called Spirit Day is the brainchild of Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan. The 16-year-old suggested the color purple for a reason. “Purple represents spirit on the LGBTQ flag, and that’s exactly what we’d like everyone to take with them today,” she says.
The idea took off. More than a million Facebook users have pledged to wear purple today. McMillan says that “we will wear purple in memory of the recent gay suicides. Many of them suffered from homophobic abuse in their schools or in their homes. We want to take a stand to say that we will not tolerate this.”
LGBT employees at Google have a message for bullied kids...
Good for Google. Good for Brittany McMillan.
You know how I feel about bullies.
I found a purple baseball cap.
Now please Mr Google, if I promise to be a good gay boy.
Can I have this t-shirt ?