Why Is Shakesville Purple Today?

[Content Note: Homophobia; bullying; self-harm.]

Today is Spirit Day, an observance owed to Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, who in 2010 called for a day raising awareness about LGBTQI teens who are bullied and marking the remembrance of those who have ended their lives as a result.

There's more about Spirit Day here.

We will "wear" purple for the rest of the day. We will remain committed to championing LGBTQI equality, and challenging straight privilege, always.

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